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By Alison Burns BA (Hons); MA
22 Feb 2013

Nude and Flowers is an incarnation of the new and unfettered attitude that Charles Blackman brought to his art after his return to Sydney from London in 1966. Nude and Flowers is a triumph of colour harmony. It plays upon simplicity and the complementary nature of green and...

HANS HEYSEN The Hillside, Glen Osmond Image
By Alison Burns BA (Hons); MA
22 Feb 2013

The Hillside, Glen Osmond 1936, represents a region of Glen Osmond that was pastoral land at the time of the painting’s conception. Today the area, some 20 kilometres northwest of Hahndorf, is a suburb on the outskirts of Adelaide.

Hans Heysen shows great concern for accuracy in...

By Alison Burns BA (Hons); MA
22 Feb 2013

Rainforest with Botan Creek showcases William Robinson’s unique approach to perspective. The upper portion of the picture plane investigates the landscape as it appears from above, while the lower portion represents the view from within the landscape. It gazes high into the treetops set...

By Tim Abdallah, Head of Art
23 Nov 2012

Francis Bacon, an artist who never set foot in Australia was nonetheless well connected with Australia and his work is well known to Australian audiences. As a young man in London, Bacon formed a close acquaintance with the established Australian expat painter Roy de Maistre. De Maistre painted...

By Tim Abdallah
23 Nov 2012

During the auction viewing I meet many people and get asked: What is your favourite thing in the show? The answer depends how much you will give me to spend. I like a bargain and there is no doubt the Inge King bronze (Lot 4) would look great on my terrace. The King is the bargain of the sale. I...

By Tim Abdallah, Head of Art
23 Nov 2012

Works of radically different types from Japan present a nice opportunity to compare and gain insights into the country’s influential culture. Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) belongs to the long and great tradition of Japanese woodblock prints which include famous image makers like Hiroshige and...

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