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Title

Rabir Kirtan

1982


Artist

John Peart

Australia

10 Dec 1945 - 30 Sep 2013


About

John Peart is regarded as one of Australian art's most accomplished abstract painters. Peart's visit to India and discovery of eastern philosophies in the mid-1970s had a profound impact on his life and work. In his own words: "Certain philosophical ideas have spurred my enthusiasm for working: Indian philosophy out of Hinduism and Buddhism …historically, early abstraction grew out of philosophical and spiritual aspirations, and that is part of my artistic heritage" [1]. The influence of these beliefs in Peart's works can be seen in the repetitious and freely applied layers and daubs of paint in 'Rabir Kirtan'. It is a work of monumental and poetic complexity that nonetheless looks as it was executed spontaneously in a meditative state.

1. John Peart quoted in John Peart paintings 1964-2004, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2004, p 19


Details


Date

1982


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

170.0 x 280.0 x 4.5 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. verso on canvas, black pencil or crayon ".../ John Peart/ 1982/ ...".


Credit

Gift of by Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

39.2018


Artist information

John Peart

Works in the collection

27


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Frank's flat, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, 27 May 2011–17 Jul 2011


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Frank’s flat: A selection from Frank Watters collection, Maitland, 2011, 15 (colour illus.), 28 (colour illus.), 32. cat.no. 181