Sydneys Opera House is a beating heart in John Olsens practice. In 1973, he completed a now iconic commission for the building - a sprawling mural of Sydney Harbour. The work was inspired by Kenneth Slessors poem Five Bells, which pays tribute to a victim of harbour's waters. While one might find this macabre subject matter for a public mural, Olsen perceives the harbour and its surroundings as neither good nor bad; but rather as a force vital enough to give and take life. In this original etching, Olsen again unites the Opera House with poetry.
In it, sun, sky and city collide; a dance of shape, line and life. Beside this, sits a poem entitled Watsons Bay. This is an artist with salt water running through his veins. Anyone who feels connected to the place in which they live recognises that cities are organisms.
Tied to the Opera House, harbour and Watsons Bay by a psychic umbilical cord, Olsens vision is for the locals. It perceives Sydney as poetry and the sea as an epic, opening a dialogue between self and place. This work is not only collectible; it's heartfelt.
For admirers of the artist, Sydney-siders and collectors of important Australian art, come home to Opera House. Work of art illustrated is a representative work from the edition. Any number from the edition may be supplied. 24 x 19 cm (height x width).
Signed, dated and titled bottom margin of the first panel. As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created.
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The seller is "angelatandorifineart" and is located in VIC Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.