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Title

The lament

2010-2011

Artist

Arlo Mountford

England, Australia

1978 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2010-2011
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    dual channel digital animation, colour, sound
    Edition
    3/5 + 2 AP
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:10:00 mins, aspect ratio: 16:9
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. Certificate of authenticity, black ink "Arlo Mountford". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    516.2017
    Copyright
    © Arlo Mountford
    Artist information
    Arlo Mountford

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    Arlo Mountord is a Melbourne based video artist who works primarily with digital animation. In 'The lament', Mountford reanimates the lovers and cherubs depicted in Watteau's rococo paintings 'Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera' 1717 and 'Pilgrimage to Cythera' 1718-19. The narratives in these works have intrigued art historians for centuries because it is not clear whether the subjects were arriving or leaving the amorous island of Cythera. In 'The lament' Mountford has extended the narratives of Watteau's 'The pilgrimage' long enough for each scene to play out with surprising and amusing outcomes.

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