Throughout his life, Max Dupain experimented with abstraction and Surrealism. Geometry, whether in its natural, organic or man-made state fascinated him. We can see his delight in capturing on film such fragments of his world in (Abstract Circular Light), Salvidorious Dalii 1985 – an ode to the Spanish Surrealist, and the celebrated image, Two Forms 1939. These are all present in the Estate of Max Dupain and account for just a small selection of the breadth and variety on offer.
Furthermore, Dupain’s interest in the human figure lead him to produce some of the most memorable nudes in Australian photography, including Jean with Wire Mesh, 1938 and Nude with Pole 1930s.