C1970

[Central Australian Landscape]

Central Australian c.20th landscape oil by Henk Guth, signed lower right, in original frame.

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Full Title:

[Central Australian Landscape]

Date:

C1970

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Oil on board, signed lower right.

Image Size: 

231mm 
x 487mm

Frame Size: 

345mm 
x 600mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Central Australian Landscape] - Vintage Painting from 1970

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1970

Description:

Central Australian c.20th landscape oil by Henk Guth, signed lower right, in original frame.

Henk Gerrit Guth (1921 - 2002)

Guth was a Dutch artist who had a career in Australia, remembered for "Panorama Guth" (1975–2005), a cyclorama in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Born in Arnhem, Netherlands, and studied at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design from 1938 to 1942, then moved to Amsterdam to work as an artist. In 1960 he migrated to Australia and in 1960 moved to Alice Springs where he opened an Art Gallery specialising in works of Indigenous Australians as well as his own works and those of other Australian artists. In 1971 he commenced the work for which he is best known, the "Panorama Guth", the format of which he took from a seascape Panorama Mesdag in The Hague, Holland. The panorama as completed was a realistic Central Australian outback scene painted on 33 pieces of canvas six metres high arrayed as a continuous circle of 20 metres in diameter, the centre of which was a raised viewing platform; the floor was covered with actual soil, stones and other material to reinforce the illusion. Much of the work was done by Fritz Pieters, a fellow artist from Holland. The work, at 65 Hartley Street, Alice Springs, was completed in 1975 and the building was officially opened that year by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.  In 2002 the exhibit was purchased by local businessmen Terry Leigh and Kevin King.  In October 2005 the work was destroyed by fire.  

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