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Though I feel some of the portraits on this forum are well suited to get the prize as well.
Arts: Black Swan portraiture prize elicits unique mix of artistsAFL players, a migrant's story of survival and Fremantle musicians are among the inspiration for entries in this year's Black Swan prize for portraiture.A record number of artists entered Western Australia's version of the Archibald prize, with more than 370 hoping to claim the $50,000 prize.Three judges have whittled the number of entries down to 40 finalists, the majority of which have come from interstate artists.The panel finished judging for the major prize on Wednesday morning but they remained tight lipped about their decision until the announcement on October 1.Judge and head curator of the National Portrait Gallery Doctor Chris Chapman said the decision on the winning artwork was unanimous among the panel."But to get to ...Read the full story http://ab.co/1OQP6Xi
H.M said:@Castillo Always wondered why draw when you can click a photo instead. H.M
@Castillo Always wondered why draw when you can click a photo instead. H.M
Artist: Marcus CallumSubject: Abdul AbdullahTitle: Wrecking ballJudges Comments: The painting is a compelling example of the possibilities of contemporary portraiture. While the sitter is outwardly recognisable, at the same time the portrait gives a very strong sense of a resourceful inner life and the sense of flux that characterizes selfhood. The artwork has been filtered and processed in a particularly inventive way. A very deliberate sense of perfected craft.Dr Christopher Chapman, Helen Carroll-Fairhall, Dr Ben Joel