‘Goya’s Dog’: An Interview with Dr John Olsen AO OBE
On Friday 11 June, the National Art School opened John Olsen: Goya’s Dog.
John Olsen: Goya’s Dog spans eight decades of the artist’s practice, from the 1950s, when he first visited Spain, to the present. This exhibition tracks the influences of these Spanish encounters on the artist’s sensibility, his palette, and how he views the landscape and the human condition. It delves into the introspection and darker elements that pervade his work, and contrasts these with the sunny, more exuberant aspects of his practice.
In the lead up to his exhibition, we visited Olsen in his studio and spoke about his work and practice.