Percy Trezise Originals
Four paintings of the late Percy Trezise have come available for sale. The set of four paintings below are a part of the Trezise/Haginikitas 1988 Australian bicentennial exhibition "Peopling of Australia" that was held at the Holdsworth Galleries in Woollahra, NSW, Australia. The exhibition depicted the chronological prehistory of Australia, both of the land and the people, including megafauna, a new concept for many people of that era. The sizes are all the same for the four: 193 cm X 132 cm. Please contact the Pam Schultz Gallery here for prices.
Right: "The Death of Prindi"
This important painting by the late Percy Trezise depicts a scene from Xavier Herbert's classic novel of 1975 "Poor Fellow My Country." It was a part of a series of imagined paintings based on his book.
In the painting, Prindi is facing a ceremonial attack (meant to test manly skills) and Prindi's white mentor misunderstands the situation and shouts from the escarpment. Prindi is momentarily distracted and this causes him to be fatally speared. Percy's son, Matt Trezise states:
"Prindi symbolised the possibility of a genuinely assimilated population that absorbs and is shaped by Aboriginal ethics and culture but which is destroyed by the clumsy and ignorant intervention of well-intended European Australians."
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