The 2020 Victorian Salon des Refusés
Cat #6 Jeremy Elkington
SELF PORTRAIT - EMBRACING THE PAST
Oil on Canvas
130 cm h x 90 cm w
In this self-portrait my intention was to evoke a sense of the ancient past and of the archaic, drawing upon a myriad of textures and tones. Ancient Egypt provided a source of inspiration and the idea of reaching back into and embracing the ancient past was an alluring part of the process. Inspirational sources included: Francis Bacon, Ancient Egypt, the ancient past and the archaic in general, and Lucian Freud.
This portrait was submitted to the 2020 Archibald.
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