Art

Arthur Boyd and His ‘Prodigal Son’ Mural

A viewing of the impressive exhibition of Arthur Boyd’s works mounted by the National Gallery of Australia this spring just past, has combined with a more recent visit to Boyd’s house at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales to prompt some timely reflections on one who was arguably the most significant figure among the Australian artists of the twentieth century. Overall, the body of Boyd’s work as a painter, ceramicist and graphic artist can be located fairly directly in the midst of the canon of the Humanist-Expressionist wing of modern art, occupying a place and adopting a…

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