Colin McCahon in Australia

Butler, Rex Colin McCahon in Australia. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington, 2010.

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Author Butler, Rex
Title Colin McCahon in Australia
Place of Publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher Victoria University of Wellington
Publication year 2010
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Series Gordon H. Brown Lecture
ISSN 1176-5887
Language eng
Total number of pages 48
Collection year 2011
Subjects Original Creative Work - Textual work
Abstract/Summary This essay, the revised text of a lecture by Rex Butler, provides an intriguing new reading of Colin McCahon and his legacy. Using examples drawn from Asutralian art and literature, Butler builds a case for the prophetic character of McCahon's painting, exploring how its full meaning is realised not in the artist's life but in his works' afterlife. This not only offers a provocative way of thinking about McCahon's achievement, but also models a different understanding of the work of art as a form of material and spiritual embodiment that lives on and through the work of others.
Q-Index Code AX
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: 48 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

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