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Lysistrata To The Spartan and Athenian

Item Code: AQB-23574
Medium
Etching, aquatint
Edition Size
50
Signed
Signed
Width (cm)
40
Height (cm)
35
Date of Work
1970
Suite
Lysistrata
Base price $1,296
Includes free standard framing and UK delivery
Signed etching, aquatint.

In 1970, Arthur Boyd created a suite of etchings based on the Greek political comedy Lysistrata - by the playwright Aristophanes. It told the story of the women of Athens persuaded by Lysistrata to deny their husbands and lovers all sexual favours until the men had come to terms of peace.
Arthur Boyd portraitArthur Boyd was one of the foremost Australian artists and was born into a highly artistic family in Victoria, 1920. Boyd’s own talents were first nurtured at school and by 1937 he had already held a first solo exhibition and designed and built a studio. In 1941 Boyd was conscripted into the army, although WWII did not hamper his artistic progress; he drew and painted prolifically and met influential fellow artists such as John Perceval and Sidney Nolan.

In the late 1940s and ‘50s Boyd travelled to Alice Springs, inspired by the outback and their indigenous peoples. Though he spent the 1960s in Europe, when he and his family returned in 1971 Boyd was regarded as one of Australia’s most valued artists. In 1984, he was commissioned to design a tapestry for the Parliament House in Canberra. A committed philanthropist as well as artist, Boyd gifted his $20 million family home of Bundanon to the Australian people before his death in Melbourne, 1999.
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