Feb 282008

Having already declared myself to be a complete artistic philistine, I thought to further reveal my complete lack of appreciation by nominating my selections from the Archibald Prize entrants.

The sisters Celia and Julia By Zai Kuang

Portrait of Donald McDonald AC By Paul Newton

At the movies with David Stratton – aka The big sleep by Nick Stathopoulos

I’m particularly fond of the last one. I think it’s an extraordinarily good likeness, and probably quite realistic, truth be told. I’m also fascinated by the expression of the woman in the background, and the excellent presentation of light and dark in the overall portrait.
But, what the hell would I know?