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Title

Classical composition with hawk and falcon

2013

Artist

Ken Whisson

Australia

1927 -

Alternate image of Classical composition with hawk and falcon by Ken Whisson
Alternate image of Classical composition with hawk and falcon by Ken Whisson
Alternate image of Classical composition with hawk and falcon by Ken Whisson
Alternate image of Classical composition with hawk and falcon by Ken Whisson
Alternate image of Classical composition with hawk and falcon by Ken Whisson
Alternate image of Classical composition with hawk and falcon by Ken Whisson
  • Details

    Date
    2013
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on linen
    Dimensions
    94.4 x 120.0 cm strecther; 98.0 x 124.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r. verso on canvas, black fibre-tipped pen "… Ken Whisson/ …/ …/ … 29/1/12 + 10/2/13/ …/ …".

    Credit
    Gift of Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    37.2018
    Copyright
    © Ken Whisson

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  • About

    Ken Whisson is recognized as the quintessential 'cult painter' or 'outsider artist' in Australian art because his paintings and drawings challenge conventional taste and logic and were considered difficult by many people. His faux-naïve style of painting and drawing is influenced by the work of the figurative expressionists, particularly Danila Vassilieff and Sidney Nolan, who he came into contact with in Melbourne during the 1940s and 50s. 'Classical composition with hawk and falcon' 2013 is a recent work by Whisson that features recurring motifs in his oeuvre such as birds, cars and houses. In this painting Whisson describes the world as he sees it: contradictory, bizarre and ominous.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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