Whiteley is one of the most well know Australian painters
of the twentieth century. The Sydney
based artist created large whimsical paintings, drawings,
Whiteley's topics included nudes, portraits, landscapes,
still lifes, birds, and abstracts.
Brett Whiteley was inspired by singers like Bob Dylan and
lived the lifestyle of a rock star. He was married to the
Beautiful Wendy Whiteley and lived hard and fast. Whiteley
searched for a muse in drugs, just as many rock stars had
done before him, but ultimately it was this lifestyle that
shortened his life and career.
The Australian artist died from a drug overdose in a hotel
in Thirroul, alone.
Famous Brett Whiteley Quotes about Art..
should astonish, transmute, transfix. One must work at
the tissue between truth and paranoia.
fine art of painting, which is the bastard of alchemy,
always has been 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 centre of the meaning of existense.
is the thrilling spark that beats death - thats all.
Paintings by Brett Whiteley..
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