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A blank canvas, Robert Hollingworth

Label
A blank canvas
Title
A blank canvas
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hollingworth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Renowned abstract artist, the curmudgeonly octogenarian Giles Paumen, is the head of a family of artists, each of whom he considers less talented than himself. His son Laurence is a conceptual artist and lecturer, code for the fact that, unlike his father, he cannot paint at all. However, granddaughter Sophie has inherited the genes and is making a name for herself as a painter of massive portraits, not that Giles would ever dream of expressing a positive word about her work. When a new national art prize is announced, each of the Paumen's secretly enters, the prize galvanising them to embark in a new direction. Giles will complete a landscape honouring his wife who has recently died. Laurence heads to Uluru intending to capture the true spirit of Australia in this most iconic of outback locations. And Sophie decides to portray the malevolence lurking beneath the benign exterior of that most awful of men, the chauvinist. What none of them predicts is that they will all become embroiled in an art fraud which threatens to undermine their reputations and devastate their careers. Here, the truth of their narcissistic and insecure personalities is revealed as the underbelly of the art world is exposed in all its ugly, and hilarious, glory
Cataloging source
VHOB
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Hollingworth, Robert
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fraud
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Artists
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Families
  • Artists
  • Australian fiction
  • Fraud
Target audience
adult
Label
A blank canvas, Robert Hollingworth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A witty portrayal of family rivalry"--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063616204
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922134981
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044743541
Label
A blank canvas, Robert Hollingworth
Publication
Note
A witty portrayal of family rivalry"--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063616204
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922134981
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044743541

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