Dr Doris McIlwain (Ouroboric #2)

Anthony Curran (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works

Abstract

Dr Doris McIlwain (Ouroboric #2) was painted in 2014 as part of the author's PhD Research. Its is made with oil on linen and its dimensions are 100 x 75cm. This work explores the relationship between abstraction and figuration in the painted portrait as a means to expanding definitions of portraiture in line with contemporary aesthetic theories and theories of self and personhood. 'Dr Doris McIlwain' It is part of a series of portraits that have been produced through a conceptual portrait project titled 'Ouroboric Gaze' in which McIlwain analysed the artist in order to create a written portrait, while as the artist analyzed the McIlwain in order to make a pictorial portrait. The work was submitted to the annual Archibald Prize and selected for inclusion in the S.H. Ervin Gallery's Salon des Refuses for 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationS.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
PublisherS.H. Ervin Gallery
Media of outputArtwork
SizePortrait painting, displayed in metro gallery
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Curran, A. (Artist). (2014). Dr Doris McIlwain (Ouroboric #2). Creative Works - Original - Visual art works, S.H. Ervin Gallery.