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By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Jul 2017

Storrier is an artist who is primarily concerned with painting the landscape, however not in a traditional sense. The artist uses landscape in his works as a stage on which to present scenes of human nature: drama, disaster, travel and dreams. Few artists of the late twentieth century have...

JOHN OLSEN Murray Flowing into Lake Alexandrina image
By Anonymous
12 Jul 2017

John Olsen is renowned for his bold, captivating and deeply subjective art, especially its persistent engagement with the Australian landscape throughout a career spanning over sixty years. Painted between 1980 and 1982, the year it was a finalist in The Wynne Prize, Murray Flowing into Lake...

39. BRONWYN OLIVER Snake image
By Marguerite Brown MA - Art Curatorship
12 Jul 2017

Bronwyn Oliver’s sculptural works have long captivated an audience of avid collectors, drawn to their lyrical and enigmatic abstract forms. Achieving career success during the 1990s, Oliver was the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and attracted private and institutional patronage,...

By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Brett Whiteley’s tour de force painting The Paddock - Late Afternoon of 1979 shows the then forty-year old Sydney artist at his most colouristically luminous – only rarely did he ever attain, even in part, the suffused effects of this optically striking painting.

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Brett Whiteley Table and Fruit video image
By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Analogies aside, it is easy now to forget just how astonishing Whiteley really was. The present writer, as a gawking student, well remembers the audacious artistic and well-reported impact that this young striped-trousered, tousle-haired wunderkind made in the Sixties. Has any twenty-...

Frederick McCubbin Pastoral 1904 video image
By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Frederick McCubbin’s Pastoral was painted in 1904 – the same year as his most famous and much-loved The Pioneer, now held in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. Furthermore, McCubbin’s Pastoral was on special loan to the Bendigo Art Gallery in...

By Michael Desmond
12 Jul 2017

The French artist and writer, Maurice Denis (1870-1943) called Maillol a ‘primitive classic’. Looking at the simple geometry and timeless repose of La Montagne, you can sense what he meant. Maillol was one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century and La Montagne...

By Marguerite Brown MA - Art Curatorship
12 Jul 2017

Sir Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) is widely regarded as one of the early twentieth century’s foremost painters of the quintessential Australian landscape. A member of the Heidelberg School that also included Tom Roberts (1856-1931), Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917), and Charles Conder (1868-1909),...

By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Jul 2017

Norman Lindsay’s nudes are arguably his most well-known and collectible subjects. The ‘Ruben-esque’ forms have become some of Australian art history’s most recognisable nudes - with a characteristic femininity that is entirely unique to his oeuvre. He devoted much of his working life to...

By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Jul 2017

Margaret Preston is one of Australian’s most innovative and identifiable female artists. Fiercely independent and opinionated, she was at the forefront of progressive art, producing a large body of work that has made a significant contribution to the traditions of Australian art. Born in...

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