St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1864 – 1947
The apple of discord
[Atlanta and the golden apples Atalanta] c.1913 or c.1916
Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas
In The apple of discord Bunny’s interest for rhythmic compositions is clear. Bunny was interested in the idea that painting could express the abstract qualities of music, dance and a subliminal poetic narrative in a purely formal way, through colour and design. As a result, his style was largely ‘decorative’, meaning, in contemporary terms, flat, muralist and orientated to the expression of ideas.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra