Each morning I walk past a very large painting and love to look at all the detail in the picture. I had never heard of the artist, nor did I know of any of his other works until I did some Googling. Today's artist is Brian Dunlop (1938-2009) an Australian artist born in Sydney known for his still life and figurative works. Whilst his fellow artists were off painting abstract, Dunlop appears to have remained in the more "old fashion" style of art.
I found that some of his works had a photographic feel, in particular "Dancers on the Horizon" which I first disregarded as I thought it was a photo! He did a series of paintings of windows and curtains blowing in the breeze (which I thought was a very unusual topic) - when you look at the paintings you can feel that summer breeze coming into the room and the swishing sound made by light weight curtains.
His works can be found in the National Art Gallery of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra and other state Art Galleries.
Mid day train
Bay, Otago Peninsular 2000 (Gouache on paper)
Dancers on the Horizon, 2006
'Suntreader', Moyne River 2004 (oil on canvas)
Black Sea Dreaming (oil on canvas)
Zimzum II (pastels on paper)
Washing Basket, 2006
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All artworks come from the following sites
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