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Art Review written by Sue Bellini December 14, 2010

Anne Warren, an Alphington Artist, has been awarded $4000 for her entry into the Hellenic Museum’s art competition ‘Tales of the Greek Migrant, A Modern Odyssey’.

Her oil painting is titled ‘For my Children’ and the award is sponsored by The Bank of Cyprus.

The painting depicts a sepia coloured migrant family in front of a row of brightly coloured beach boxes.  Her juxtaposition of a frightened family group with a row of beach boxes allows us to perceive both how alien the landscape is to the family and how displaced the family is.  Her painting, in fact, captures the paradox of migration.  Is it the migrants that are ‘foreign’ or is it the new land?  The inclusion of the seagulls in the foreground adds further layers of meaning.  They could represent freedom, escape, unpredictability, unpredictability of flight and ultimately of migration a life itself.

Her juxtaposition of a frightened family group tentatively walking across a hot sandy beach landscape allows us to understand how displaced migrants must have felt.

Categories: Art - Visual
Posted by Anne Warren Art on December 28, 2010
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 12/30/2010

    This picture speaks a thousand words!


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