‘Hiroshima 1945’ (2008). Oil on linen. 100 x 140 cm.  2008

by john albert walker

This painting is one of a series entitled ‘Mourning work’ after the famous Freud essay of 1917 about the psychic labour involved in mourning. Sorrow and grief are not made visible in the series via expressionist gestures of the brush but by means of a kneeling female figure with bowed head draped in classical-style robes. This figurative personification was borrowed from a...
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