Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour

Rudy Komon gallery, Upper Level

This is the first major retrospective of Justin O’Brien’s work since 1987 and the first since his death in 1996.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Saturday 18 December 2010 to Sunday 27 February 2011

The Virgin Enthroned 1950-51 image The Virgin with Angels image The harlequin boy c1957 image The dancer c1946 image Flight into Egypt c1945 image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 15 March 2010.
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Surveying the artist’s complete oeuvre – and incorporating around 100 paintings and works on paper from seven decades of image making – this exhibition endeavours to liberate O’Brien from the erroneous perception that he was merely an illustrator of religious themes of the modern era.

The exquisite and sumptuous detail of his still lifes, portraits and works depicting religious narratives attest to O’Brien’s inventive brilliance and commanding use of colour and form, and reveal the artist’s wide-ranging knowledge of art history and literature, sources for his unique exploration of the human condition.