|WINNER OF THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2012|
The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch)
by Tim Storrie
I'd just like to highlight that my "pick a winner" gene seems to be in full working order and that I predicted this - I picked out just one painting to highlight as a potential winner in Finalists for The Archibald Prize 2012 + The Packing Room Prize and this was the one.
...looks like a potential winner to me except I'm left wondering about the portrait of a distinguished person aspectNow I know that the painting is a pastiche self-portrait everything is explained (Storrie is a former winner of The Sulman Prize).
Here's the announcement of the Prize and an interview with Storrier in which he talks about the painting,
John Singer Sargent famously said that the portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth. I thought I'd try and avoid that.
Tim Storrie - in an interview on World News AustraliaThe Archibald Prize is for the Best Portrait Painting preferably of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics.
The five paintings which made it to the final five are
- Adam Cullen - Nelson and Koko (former winner 2000)
- Juan Ford - Ultrapilgrim
- Nigel Milsom - Untitled (Kerry)
- Jenny Sages - After Jack
- Tim Storrier - The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch) (former winner of Sulman Prize)
Regional tour of selected finalists
- 10 June 2012 – 8 July 2012 TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
- 14 July 2012 – 26 August 2012 Newcastle Region Art Gallery
- 1 September 2012 – 14 October 2012 Cowra Regional Art Gallery
- 20 October 2012 – 2 December 2012 Western Plains Cultural Centre
- 7 December 2012 – 20 January 2013 Grafton Regional Gallery
- 25 January 2013 – 10 March 2013 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
- 15 March 2013 – 28 April 2013 New England Regional Gallery
Storrier took the idea of a traveller - of somebody going somewhere - and then made it himself. He describes it as being about a pilgrim who has to decide between good and evil and highlights the Bosch painting. He also references Robert Frost's poem The Road Less Taken. (the title is actually 'The Road Not Taken')
This is the painting which prompted Storrier's paintings - The Wayfarer by Hieronymus Bosch painting. It is currently in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. This painting is round and is 71.5 cm in diameter. The original is an allegorical painting - the Web gallery of Art provides a detailed analysis of The Wayfarer. There's also an even earlier painting - around 1500 - of Triptych of Haywain. The Wayfarer
It's an excellent example of how good original art can be influenced by other art. There's no religious copying, the figure faces the other way and lacks a background.
|The Wayfarer by Hieronymus Bosch |
Oil on panel, diameter 71,5 cmcourtesy of: Quistnix! - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen - De Marskramer, Jeroen Bosch, met lijst.jpg