Art Wednesday: 2012 Archiblad Prize
The finalists have been selected for the 2012 Archibald Prize (Portrait). These are my favourites, however, I have to admit I did struggle to find ten out of the forty-one paintings that I liked. Most I didn't. The first two paintings are ones I think should win, but it is highly unlikely as these sort of paintings never wins. These paintings are often considered to be too "photographical", lack character, and too traditional and this is bad if you want to win the Archibald Prize! The winner will be announced on the 30th of March.
Paintings are exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW and they have been the source of the paintings below.
|Self portrait by Marcus Callum|
|Tim Maguire byAngus McDonald|
|Fenella Kernebone by Nick Stathopoulos|
|A strenght of character by Raelene Sharp. This painting was selected as the "Packing Room" winner.|
|Old master, Charles Blackman by Melissa Egan|
|Bibliography by Robin Eley|
|Self-portrait in the image of my son by Michael Peck|
|Homage to Esben Storm by Jiawei Shen|
|Elile Sherman by Adam Chang|
|The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch) by Tim Storrier) - is this a portrait - but I do like all the detail?|
No . . not a favourite - how did this get selected in the top 41?
|Self-portrait in Antarctica with penguin and Mawson's huts by Wendy Sharpe|
Did you like any?
If you want to see all 41, here is the link.
Warning . . . some paintings are not suitable for children.