The Outsider and His Indignant Eye: The Art and Philosophy of a Passionate Iconoclast George Morant | Author: Michael Richards
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Outsider artists live on the margins of the art community, but they are not failed insiders or "wannabes". They are determined individualists, who paint with passionate intensity and honesty about the world they know, and they care nothing for the commercial art market and gallery system. Author Michael Richards explores Outsider Art through the work and philosophy of an extraordinary Australian painter, George Morant, a self-taught artist who began painting while mining opal at Lightning Ridge in outback New South Wales in the 1960s.
Since then Morant has created hundreds of typically big bold bravura compositions and held almost twenty solo exhibitions. Many of his most audacious and savagely satirical paintings are held in private and corporate collections around the world, and he is represented in the Australian National Gallery with a highly controversial work on the theme of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
This book presents a brief outline of the life and work of this enigmatic and reclusive artist, along with reproductions of some of Morant’s most iconic and iconoclastic paintings, and explains why Outsider Art and Outsiders are so important and what we learn from them.
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Modern Australian Women Artists | Author: Andrée Harkness, Anne Gray, Caroline Jordan and Juliana Hooper
The most comprehensive book on modern Australian women artists published, this book represents some of Australia's most important women artists between 1870s-1960s, a dynamic period in Australian art. Artists include...
Tarot Colouring Book: A Personal Growth Colouring Journey | Author: Diana McMahon Collis
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From the creator of the best-selling Tattoo Colouring Book, The Tarot Colouring Book features images from Oliver Munden’s equally successful Tattoo Tarot specially re-designed for colouring.From the golden lion symbolising Strength to the fertile...
2020: The Year That Changed Us: The Conversation | Author: Molly Glassey
Expert information you can trust from the best writers for The Conversation on the lessons of a remarkable year.The year 2020 began with fire-fuelled orange skies over Australia and parts of New...