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Creepy Image of Evil will do a power of good

November 1, 2017

The Australian  |  Matthew Westwood

Albert Tucker’s Images of Modern Evil paintings are among the creepiest pictures in Australian art, being his response to the physical and moral corruption brought about by World War II.

Art critic Robert Hughes regarded the paintings as formative moments in Australian modernism, and while they weren’t ­immediately popular, most of the 29 extant pictures are today in major public collections.

 

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