Ahead of the Archibald Award announcements, 4th classes have been doing more work on portraiture. They looked at the work of Victor Brauner (1903 – 1966), a surrealist painter and sculptor. Brauner had a fascination for eyes – he had a glass eye, having been badly wounded in a fight – and was influenced by the modernists Picasso and Klee. He is perhaps best known for his sculpture “Wolftable” (1947) but it was his “The Alphabet Face” that 4th classes used as inspiration for their own surrealist portraits.
Many of the art classes this week have been listening to The Adventures of Odysseus while working – totally absorbing!