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Title

Venus no 1

(1988)


Artist

Justin O'Brien

Australia, Italy

02 Aug 1917 - 17 Jan 1996


Details


Date

(1988)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

69.1 x 49.4 cm stretcher; 82.0 x 62.0 x 5.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed u.l. corner, brown oil "O'BRIEN". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

445.1988


Artist information

Justin O'Brien

Works in the collection

20


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


Elizabeth Cross, The Naked and the Nude, Ballarat, 2008.

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The enduring image', pg. 265-266, Sydney, 2000, 268 (colour illus.), 301.

Ted Snell, The Australian, 'The pilgrim who refuses to leave the shrine', pg. 10, Sydney, 17 Aug 1988, 10.

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 144, 150 (colour illus.), 160, 169. cat.no. 91

Unknown (Compilator), Sotheby's Australia - Fine Australian and International Paintings, Drawings, Woollahra, May 2001, 38. lot no. 20; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour on pg. 39

Australian paintings, Sydney, Summer 2004. cat.no. 28; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour

Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1997, 153 (illus.), 169. figure no. 23

Unknown, AGNSW Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 86 (colour illus.).

Unknown, Modern muses: classical mythology in Australian art 1940-1989, Sydney, 1989. cat.no. 18

Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 36. cat.no. 91

Justin O'Brien, Melbourne, 1988. cat.no. 1