DEL KATHRYN BARTONTHE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE
Free with Museum Pass
An exhibition of paintings by Del Kathryn Barton inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic story The Nightingale and the Rose, originally created for an illustrated book commissioned by Art & Australia. The theme of ecstatic metamorphosis through song attracted Barton to this story, where the life of a small bird is offered up for the ideal of love. For Barton, “the Nightingale is the true artist as she gives completely of her deepest essence”.
Del Kathryn Barton
the tree shook it’s head
watercolour, gouache, synthetic polymer paint and ink on polyester canvas
Courtesy of the artist