Item #6873 Quo Vadis, Study c1954. Max Martin.
Max Martin

1889 - 1965

Quo Vadis, Study c1954

Mixed media on paper, squared up for transfer
32.6 x 41.5 cm

Provenance: Estate of Max Martin, by descent

Literature: No Singing in Gum Trees: The honest life of Max Martin by Jeremy Hill, Wakefield Press, 2023, illustrated page 119
“Clearly an anti-war commentary with strong references to Picasso’s great 1938 Guernica, Alan McCulloch found it, in feeling and arrangement, an interesting picture and an intelligent approach in its indictment of war. ‘It contains the same symbols of futility and much of the impotence and hysteria of [Guernica.]’ Quo Vadis lay along Martin’s path towards his anti-nuclear marching four years later, following as it did his painting The Black Wafer."
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