Olsen’s oeuvre has been described as visual poetry. In this original work of art, that idea reveals itself.Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote "What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air. " Similarly, 'Self Portrait in a Kangaroo Landscape' by John Olsen speaks about transmutation and oneness. Can you see where the landscape, the artist and the kangaroo start and end? This beautiful and enigmatic work of art speaks of the spirit of place and how we all change in form.
This work of art is illustrated in the book John Olsen: Drawing - The Human Touch and has impeccable provenance. Contact us to learn more about this outstanding collector's piece.
John OLSEN (1928 - )
'Self Portrait in a Kangaroo Landscape ' 1983
mixed media on paper
Image Size: 80 x 60 cm
Dimensions: 104 x 91 x 5 cm
Signed: John Olsen,dated, lower right
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Reference: John Olsen: Drawing - The Human Touch,K. McGregor, published by Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne Australia 2014, illustrated page 193.