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Self Portrait with Parrot

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Painting: Portrait
Artist/Maker: Rae, Peter
Date: 1979
Media/Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 76.5 cm x 102 cm - 77.9 cm x 103.5 cm
Classification: Figure composition


A man in a striped suit, a perched parrot, a table and a still life before a curtain.
Teaching Collection

Artist's statement:

I was and still am influenced by the many themes of illusion in the visual world, some of which were developed by the Surrealists. In particular, Rene Magritte was a childhood hero of mine. Although never a great technical painter, Magritte's imagery continues to
inspire our perceptive visual experience of the world.

Object Number: ABDRG213