Del Katherine Barton

You are what is most beautiful about me a self portrait with Kell and Arella
You are what is most beautiful about me a self portrait with Kell and Arella

Just wanted to post this very fine painting. It sits well with my “maternal feminist” point of view.

Barton won the Archibald prize for it in 2008.

I loved that at the prize ceremony she had her two kids with her … her son had one eye bung with conjunctivitis … blurrgh.

She said of the portrait: “this painting celebrates the love I have for my two children and how my relationship with them has radically informed and indeed transformed my understanding of who I am”.

Oh and she won another Archibald last year with “Hugo”.

Check out her amazing, detailed, decorative, at times disturbing, organic images.

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