Ben Quilty on empathy, angry art, backlash and that Jesus photo | Art and design | The Guardian

My fav line is about the Toranas. Quilty is a draftsman I admire qreatly, he can paint the way he does because he is an amazing drawer. I also believe his search for meaning that the Richard Flanagan excerpt refers to. All his painting have been about finding meaning.
— Read on www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/10/ben-quilty-on-empathy-angry-art-backlash-and-that-jesus-photo

2 thoughts on “Ben Quilty on empathy, angry art, backlash and that Jesus photo | Art and design | The Guardian”

  1. Great read…interesting commentary on the backlash within the art world regarding Quilty in a crown of thorns playing out the white male priveledge.
    I liked the counter narrative presented, that perhaps it is that we a drawn to a man who is willing to exhibit emotion, be raw and express with intelligence that is behind his popularity and success.

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    1. I like that counter narrative as well and that is what Quilty and Winton have in common i think ! their search for meaning and doing it with vulnerability in the public eye, role models for another way. but then they are gaining the coverage because the establishment is white and male! caught between 🤨

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