Robert CLINCH, Spartacus 2013

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Robert CLINCH ? - ?
egg tempera on panel
signed lower right: Clinch 2013
107 x 105 cm
Spartacus embraces sport and the notion that we can all aspire to being sporting heroes. Again the vertical scale of the work gives a sense of the monumental, enshrined in the background stadium, based on the ‘new’ Northern Stand of the Melbourne Cricket Ground where Australian Rules Football is played. Clinch presents the great sporting arena as the contemporary counterpart of the Coliseum of old where Spartacus and his fellow slaves to Roman might have fought gladiatorial games. While Spartacus was one of the leaders in a major uprising against the Roman Republic and is nowadays a hero of freedom from oppression, Clinch sees him as the everyman who became a hero, allied to the right of everyone to do what they want to. And in this, Australian football, he believes, is the most democratic of all ball sports.

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