Vassilieff and His Art

Author(s): Felicity St.John Moore

Art and Design

Danila Vassilieff, a passionate, freedom-loving Cossack who burst upon the Australian art scene in the mid-1930s is, in this book, posited as the missing link in the story of 20th-century painting in Australia. The author suggests that the emotionalism and originality of his art, and his unconventional lifestyle, has a lasting effect on the art of Nolan, Tucker, Hester, Percival, Blackman, and Arthur Boyd. His imaginative response to the Australian landscape deepened this impact. This critical survey of Vassilieff's painting and sculpture is richly illustrated and fully documented with catalogues of his creative output in both areas. It is also provides the moving story of a legendary character who died poverty-stricken, in 1958, at the age of 60. His struggle to prove himself as an individual and an artist has all the ingredients of a novel.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781921394874
  • : Macmillan Art Publishing
  • : Macmillan Art Publishing
  • : April 2012
  • : Australia
  • : August 2012
  • : January 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Felicity St.John Moore
  • : Paperback
  • : 240