In ‘The Conversation’, Brian Dunlop captures a girl talking with her doll. She is his neighbour’s granddaughter and a frequent subject in his work. As she often is, this subject appears unaware of our presence, enraptured in a conversation we are not privy to.
Thematically, ‘The Conversation’ pricks at the essence of childhood. Dunlop catches a girl in serious discourse with her doll and rather than mock it, perceives it with quiet grace. This is imagination at work.
This work is a triumph of composition. Anchored by a geometric rug, it is flushed with sunlight from a nearby window. The indoors and outdoors sit in utter harmony, leaving space for the viewer to reflect on their own childhood kinships. Represented in all public collections, Dunlop is among Australia’s most prized figurative artists. This work will enhance collections of figurative art, interior scenes and important Australian art.
Brian DUNLOP (1938 - 2009)
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 250
Image Size: 75 x 50 cm
Dimensions: 90 x 63 cm
Signed: Bears a facsimile of the artist’s signature and a studio stamp from the Estate of the Artist lower right; inscribed with edition number and title in pencil in margin below image.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
© The Artist or Assignee
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