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Name: Katie Lennard
School: Channing School
Year: Year 12
Inspiration: Gustave Dore, Escher, Jan Svankmajer, John Currin, Salvador Dali
Description: This is my first photo-realist painting and is on canvas. It is of Rhino who was a star from the hit 90's show "Gladiators". Now a young adult I realise the emotive elements of the postcard, and that it's not just a piece of tacky merchandise. I realised the whole picture could be a metaphor for falseness, steroids and all. Rhino's eyes show desperation, perhaps he had not reached the dreams he wished for as a child? The background contributes to the falseness of the picture as a whole. It is surreal, showing the blatant join-lines in the floor.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Width: 60cm Height: 85cm
Keywords: Gladiator, Rhino, Katie Lennard, false, photorealist