A Blank Canvas

Set in the jungle of contemporary art
by Robert Hollingworth
$32.99

Publisher: New Holland Publishers

Publication Date: July 04, 2018

ISBN: 9781922134981

Binding: Paperback

Availability: Pre-order

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Renowned abstract artist, the curmudgeonly octogenarian Giles Paumen, is the head of a family of artists, each of whom he considers less talented than himself. His son Laurence is a conceptual artist and lecturer, code for the fact that, unlike his father, he cannot paint at all. However, granddaughter Sophie has inherited the genes and is making a name for herself as a painter of massive portraits, not that Giles would ever dream of expressing a positive word about her work. When a new national art prize is announced, each of the Paumen's secretly enters, the prize galvanizing them to embark in a new direction. Giles will complete a landscape honouring his wife who has recently died. Laurence heads to Uluru intending to capture the true spirit of Australia in this most iconic of outback locations. And Sophie decides to portray the malevolence lurking beneath the benign exterior of that most awful of men, the chauvinist. What none of them predicts is that they will all beco