John Olsen: The You Beaut Country
Catalogue - National Gallery of Victoria
Author Edited by David Hurlston and Deborah Edwards
Publisher National Gallery of Victoria
Published in 2016
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John Olsen: The You Beaut Country offers an unparalleled exploration of Olsen’s consummate place in Australian art history. His You Beaut Country series, which followed his return to Australia in 1960 after three years travelling in Europe, began what would be a lifelong interest in representing the landscape and Australian identity.
This generously illustrated volume, featuring insightful texts by David Hurlston, Deborah Edwards, Deborah Hart,
John Murphy, Matthew Martin, Sue Walker and Tim Olsen are
presented alongside full-colour image reproductions of Olsen’s
paintings, works on paper, tapestries and ceramics.
John Olsen: The You Beaut Country reveals an artist who over the course of his energetic career has lost none of his passion for his subject matter nor his creative vitality, and retains a unique ability to capture the spirit.