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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


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