Ceramics and Paintings of Ceramics

“Dunlop positions his paintings of ceramics in the tradition of still life; this choice acts more as a starting point for the visual research to contextualise it and provide a body of established expectations, against which his exploration can be reflected. Spanish and Dutch painters provide an initial range of subject matter, colour and the sense of tonal dominance.” – Professor Bernard Hoffert, Monash University, 2007

“[With regard to his paintings of ceramics] Morandi believed that no matter how long one worked on a painting, it had to be finished all over… all the shapes had to merge as though they were musical notes, enveloping the subject in one moment of time.”Lou Klepac