Lot 346 - Cornelia O'Donovan - Red & Black 1
Lot 346 - Cornelia O'Donovan - Red & Black 1
Lot 346 - Cornelia O'Donovan - Red & Black 1

Lot 346 - Cornelia O'Donovan - Red & Black 1

Gouache on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Cornelia O’Donovan was born in 1981, and trained at the Royal College of Art, London. Cornelia plays with old folklore and poetry, but in a loose and dreamlike way. She draws particularly on tales native to the British Isles, and especially Celtic poetry and myth – from the tale of Prince Llewellyn’s grief at the sacrifice of his greyhound Gellert, to the figurative ballads of Ellen O’Leary and lines from WB Yeats. 

Her paintings are flat, stripped of all perspective or realism, their surfaces hazy and meandering like an old tale retold a thousand times. Roughly rendered yet delicately arranged, she creates patterned compositions reminiscent of old tapestries into which she plants naïve pre-Modern motifs. 

 

Education 

 

Cornelia O’Donovan trained at Royal College of Art graduating in 2006. 

 

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