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Obsession

Bellany, John, , Oil painting
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Museums & Galleries Item
20649
Obsession
The painting is oil on panel depicting five figures in a costal setting. The five figures are depicted as fishermen. Working from left to the right of the painting; the figure to the far left stands to a side profile. Wearing yellow trousers and a dark coloured roll neck sweater the figure stands with his hands in his pockets. The next figure faces profile wearing what seems to be a dark coloured jumper with white sleeves. The figure stares out towards the viewer with piercing red eyes. Standing close to the figure is another man wearing full length yellow overalls. The figure is bald with an anxious look on his face as his mouth hangs open. Moving towards the right of the painting the fourth man stands with his hands behind his back. This figure wears a black woollen hat and a long brown apron. The last figure to the right of the painting wears yellow overalls under a brown apron. He also wears large yellow gloves over his intertwined hands. All five men stand in front of a typical table, with dead fish depicted as a mass of bleeding parts. In the background the coastal context can be seen as the blues and greens of the oceanic colour palette expands in to a swirling blue and white sky.
212.1 x 121.3 cm
City Art Centre
CAC1968/7