Differences Between Olley And Adoley

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A famous Australian portrait competition is the Archibald prize. The competition first being rewarded in 1921, was named after JF Archibald; who’s aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and preserve the memory of great Australians. countless Australian artists have entered, a key artist such as William Dobell painted a young fellow artist Margret Olley and won in 1948. Margret Olley was painted a second time by Ben Quilty in 2011, which was also won the Archibald prize. Although The two paintings, use the same subject matter and name, they are both very different visually. The main difference is how they have chosen to portray Olley. Dobell’s Olley has her sitting in a more classical pose, with her gloved hands in her lap
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