Australian Artist Brett Whiteley

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Profile of the Australian artist Brett Whiteley
Born Brett Whiteley - Australia - 7th of April, 1939 / Died - Thirroul - 15th of June, 1992
Brett Whiteley is a famous Sydney painter, sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker. He is best known for his views of Sydney, semi-surreal landscapes, and the curving line that featured prominently in most of his works.
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  • "I was intrigued and enormously drawn to extremism by people who had blown their lives or who had taken their lives outside the normal conventions of society."
    Brett Whiteley
  • "Art is the thrilling spark that beats death - thats all."
    Brett Whiteley
  • "A painting is a record of the extremely intensified moments of life – where more than one space, two senses of time, more than the law even seems at work, where the emotional forces seem to be propelling one to a dangerous limit, where reason and explanations become too enfeebled or too speeded-up to matter."
    Brett Whiteley
  • "The fine art of painting, which is the bastard of alchemy, always has been and always will be, a game. The rules of the game are quite simple: in a given arena, on as many psychic fronts as the talent allows, one must visually describe, the center of the meaning of existence."
    Brett Whiteley
  • "Painting is an argument between what it looks like and what it means."
    Brett Whiteley
  • "I can't stand mindless purity - I have soaked myself in skepticism and am by nature magnetized to bitterness."
    Brett Whiteley
  • "I didn't look at Bosch once while painting any of this (Alchemy). This painting is about my inner paddock, which maybe means that all inner paddocks have similarness."
    Brett Whiteley

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