Day 7 : another Letter to the Age
THERE have been a number of conservative responses to Robert Nelson's review (here) of the Fred Williams exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (Arts, 8/5), in which he challenged the received view of the painter's work. The mild English modernity that Williams represented conveys a feeling similar to that experienced when viewing the work of early English painters who depicted the Australian landscape in a distorted manner that became gospel. Nelson rightly implies that Williams did not address the unconscious, the truth of place that cannot be objectified.
Juan Davila, Malvern East
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