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By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
12 Jul 2017

Frederick McCubbin’s View Towards the City from Kensington Road, South Yarra is a fine example of his mature style of painting. It is bold and fresh with a strong emphasis on the changeability of light, brilliant contrasts of colour and strongly articulated surface texture. This ‘little...

By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Note: This work is now listed in the official Rupert Bunny Catalogue Raisonné by the world authority David Thomas, published this year by Thames and Hudson – where it is retitled and renamed as Jeanne also formerly known as The Artist’s Wife, Jeanne Morel c1895.

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By Anonymous
12 Jul 2017

When this painting was completed in 2003, Tim Maguire’s work was more than ever being lauded by dealers who claimed unprecedented international interest in his work. By that time Maguire had lived and worked overseas for over ten years, first in France and then the United Kingdom, where he...

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

Tim Storrier’s burning rope paintings have become iconic imagery within this nation’s contemporary visual culture, with the artist’s recent Archibald success only adding to his standing as a powerful force within Australian art. Set against sparse landscapes, taken directly from Australia’s...

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

Set in the New South Wales south coast town of Thirroul, Apotheosis of D. H. Lawrence is part of a series of works painted by Garry Shead in response to the writings of Englishman David Herbert Richards “D.H” Lawrence (1885-1930). He had discovered the author’s work as a young man...

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

Black-Eyed Alien is part of the artist’s series of paintings Sun of Moonboy,1 a play upon Nolan’s much criticised work, Moonboy, from 1940. Nolan’s painting created much controversy at the time; it was seen as a transitional work and a departure from the...

By Tessa Dorman MA Art History and Theory
12 Jul 2017

Vincent Fantauzzo was born in 1977 in England, before moving to Australia where he grew up and currently lives and works. Due to dyslexia, the artist struggled with rudimentary reading and writing in his early years but displayed a fondness and aptitude for painting. With the assistance of a...

By Anonymous
12 Jul 2017

Banished for decades, the figure finally emerged in the art of Tim Storrier (born 1949) in an exhibition titled In Absentia, held at Australian Galleries, Sydney, in 2010. The figures were spectral entities given form by the clothes they inhabited and the accessories they sported. The...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

In a celebrated career that stretched over six decades, Australian artist Sidney Nolan was in seemingly constant motion, traversing the world in search of new subjects and experiences. He was the quintessential travelling artist, famously commenting: ‘Some artists invent their colour...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

Since the early 1960s, Rick Amor has been mining his personal memories of urban settings, some recalled from his early childhood and others drawn from contemporary experiences, to bring us striking scenes. They emit both theatrical resonance and silence; they suggest dreamy movement yet embody...

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