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Artist and family after Caravaggio

2011 oil and archival ink on linen 153 x 200 cm Archibald Prize 2011 This is a portrait of Rodney Pople being beheaded by his wife Felicity Fenner, as their two sons look on. The composition borrows unashamedly from Caravaggio’s 'Judith beheading Holofernes' (1598). It has been remodelled here by Pople to create an equivocal family dynamic which accommodates four rather than the original three figures.