Friday, January 11, 2008

Reverend on Ice : Shonibare

This artwork was originally created in association with the arts program of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and was subsequently acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. It's inspired by the Scottish painting, "Reverend Robert Walker (1755 - 1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch" (link takes you to National Gallery of Scotland page on this work by Henry Raeburn).

There's something delightful, and curious, and engaging about Shonibare's sculptural figure (even it it's not ice, it's wax, and Don't Touch!).

There's an article from The Age about this sculpture here.

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