The winner of the 2012 Archibald Prize has been revealed as Sydney-based artist Tim Storrier for The historic wayfarer (after Bosch).
The Prize is celebrating its 91st year and received 839 entries which were judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Storrier receives receives $75,000 for his artwork.
He gives a brief description of it below:
“It refers to a painting by Hieronymus Bosch called The wayfarer painted in 1510 where the figure is believed to be choosing a path or possibly the prodigal son returning,’ says Storrier. ‘It also has other references, I believe, but they are rather clouded in biblical history and time” (read more about it here.)
You can view the winning portrait below, as well as a few of the other entries:
Images copyright Art Gallery of New South Wales.