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The Well of the World’s End (Homage to Titian’s Danae)

131cm (W) x 108cm (H)
Gouache and chalk pastel on paper (Framed)

$ 2,200.00


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The title refers to an Anglo-Scottish border fairy tale with a happy ending. Titian’s Danae’s figure pose was appropriated and connected to create a further association. 

In Titian’s Danae the figure is the unfortunate daughter of King Acrisius who has locked her away because of a prophecy. But the title to this drawing comes from a fairy tale that asks the heroine to find a well at the end of the world, once there she must fill up a sieve with water and bring it back full of water.

In this story, the impossible became possible through clever problem-solving.

Layers of gouache and chalk pastels refer the viewer to traditional art practice and an intuitive blend of surrealism.

Rachel Rovay Shor Biography

Rachel Rovay is an Australian contemporary fine artist.

Exhibiting monthly at the Rovay Window Gallery since lockdown in March 2020.

Rachel Rovay’s work has been selected for the following prestigious group exhibitions: The Sulman Prize; (Art Gallery of NSW), the Logan Art Award, (Logan Art Gallery, Qld), the Dobell Prize For Drawing, (Art Gallery Of NSW), the Portia Geach Memorial Award, (S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney) the Mosman Art Prize, the Redland Westpac Art Prize, the Stanthorpe Art Prize and was awarded a commendation for “Between Jerusalem and Melbourne” from Ben Uri Gallery, Jewish Museum of Art, London.

Rovay exhibited in group exhibitions overseas: Monash Prato Centre Italy, United Nations conference in Durban South Africa and Tram Studios, Camden Town UK.

Rachel received a Diploma of Design and Fine Art from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne.

Selected public collections: Australian Conservation Foundation, State Library of Victoria, Macquarie University Sydney, Deakin University Art Collection, Monash Medical Centre Art Collection, Jewish Museum of Australia, National Sports Museum (MCC) and by numerous private collectors locally and internationally.

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