A Man's Portrait (Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G. Minor)

GRAHAM ARNOLD (born 1932) Biography
BROTHERHOOD OF RURALISTS (founded 1975) Biography

A Man's Portrait (Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G. Minor) (England, 1969)

Mixed media construction

Dimensions

66.00cm high
58.50cm wide
7.00cm deep
(25.98 inches high)
(23.03 inches wide)
(2.76 inches deep)
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Literature

Peter Nahum, The Brotherhood of Ruralists and the Pre-Raphaelites, 2005, The Leicester Galleries Exhibition Catalogue, illustrated, number 19

Exhibition History

London, Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, The Brotherhood of Ruralists and the Pre-Raphaelites, June - July 2005, number 19

Description / Expertise

Graham Arnold, from the age of six, was given a number of simple objects to paint by his father, with the intent of teaching him the rudiments of drawing and oil painting. Theses same objects and pieces of cloth have been painted by him for over sixty years, sometimes as the foremost elements in a picture and also as minor elements, which appear in almost every major painting. As they reach back to his childhood and the memory of his father, creating an unbroken line, the objects have taken on a symbolic meaning.