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Greg Kerr - Invitation to Sardanapalus | Nudes Modern Art
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Greg Kerr - "Invitation to Sardanapalus"

"Invitation to Sardanapalus"

Invitation to Sardanapalus
Oil on Canvas, US$ 1,727

Invitation to Sardanapalus

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Oil on Canvas

W: 1230mm x H: 1030mm x D: 540mm
W: 48" x H: 41" x D: 21"

Approx. Weight: 3kg

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)


US$ 1,727


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About "Invitation to Sardanapalus"

The title derives from Delacroix's work, The Death of Sardanapalus. I had been thinking about the strange status of the nude in painting, especially when there appeared to be no particular reason for nudity. I guessed it was a Classical thing but the Romantics took it to another dimension. I had originally included a lot of detail and tonal information in the piazza behind the figures but glazed most of it out to enhance a sense of crepuscular intrigue. This is one of my favourite paintings.

Greg Kerr

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About Greg

Greg Kerr

Gregory Kerr: Born in 1949 and educated at Wits University, Johannesburg College of Education, Unisa and the University of Georgia. Was involved in formal art education from 1973 till 2000 when he resigned from his post as Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. Since then has been painting full time and giving private art tuition to specialist groups in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth. His work ranges from the satirical (small drawings done in informal situations) to the monumental (large paintings of people and animals). Represented in numerous private and corporate collections in South Africa and abroad.

Price Range

US$ 106-4,010



Eighteen solo exhibitions since 1982. Most recent at I-Art, Cape Town and David Brown, Johannesburg in 2008. Numerous group exhibitions. Upcoming solo exhibitions at Knysna Fine Arts (19 February - early March, 2010 Pastel paintings) and Grand Provence, Franschhoek (8 August - 8 September, 2010 Oil paintings).


BA (Hons) English Literature; BA (Fine Arts); H.E.D., Ph.D.

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