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Installation view of Atlanta Eke, The Tennis Piece, 2019, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. Courtesy of Gertrude Contemporary. Photo: Christo Crocker

Atlanta Eke, The Tennis Piece
  • Sophie Knezic

16 Mar 2019
Gertrude Contemporary 8 Feb - 23 Mar 2019

‘Oh my country! We will no longer have to go searching through the history of ancient peoples for worthy subjects on which to practise our brushwork…No, no people’s history offers me anything so great, so sublime as the Tennis Court Oath, which I am to paint.’ So opined the 18th century painter and revolutionary Jacques-Louis David, after securing the commission from the Société des Amis de la Constitution to paint the catalysing political episode.

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