An image of Gotta love the mo!

Noel McKenna

(Australia 05 Aug 1956 – )

Gotta love the mo!

Location
Not on display
Further information

The 'Pipe smoking suite' relates to a contemporary practise of 'surfing the net' on any chosen subject. Noel McKenna is not particularly conversant with computer culture, nor a frequent user. However, he happened to be interested in a famous painting by Cezanne depicting pipe smoking ('The card players') and was astounded at the result from 'Googling' the subject, leading to the current series. His fascination with such archetypical images of human physiognomy and habits however happens to have long established antecedents, beginning in Australia with the droll, understated satire of the colonial Australian artist ST Gill.

Year
2008
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on plywood
Dimensions
49.5 x 48.8 cm board; 51.6 x 53.5 x 4.2 cm frame (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. corner verso, black oil "N. McKENNA 08".

Credit
Patrick White Bequest Fund 2009
Accession number
334.2009
Copyright
© Noel McKenna. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.