An image of Canine capers III

Robert Rooney

(Australia 24 Sep 1937 – )

Canine capers III

Location
Not on display
Further information

This painting was created using a mechanical process that aimed to eliminate the subjective decision-making of the artist. In a celebration of the mundane, the title of the work and its means of creation were inspired by the back of a breakfast cereal packet. Rooney created a stencil from a shape printed on the packaging, which he then applied to the canvas in a repeated pattern. The colours were chance selections from house-paint colour charts.

Rooney’s work was included in 'The field' exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1968. Although his work employs the visual vocabulary of colour-field painting, it is in fact closer in intent to pop and conceptual art.

Year
1969
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
152.4 x 152.4 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed and dated verso on canvas, red fibre-tipped pen "ROBERT ROONEY/ ... 1969/ ...".
Credit
Purchased 1975
Accession number
175.1975
Copyright
© Robert Rooney