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Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds (National Gallery of Victoria)

Sophie Knezic
13 December 2018
The Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher is one of the few twentieth-century artists who became almost universally known by the general public from the 1960s on. Constructed as visual paradoxes with More

Degas: A new vision (National Gallery of Victoria)

Grazia Gunn
25 July 2016

Degas: A new vision is an exhibition of 206 works selected and presented by Henri Loyrette, the distinguished Degas scholar, former director of the Musée d'Orsay and subsequently More

Jan Senbergs: Observation–Imagination (National Gallery of Victoria)

Grazia Gunn
04 April 2016

Jan Senbergs: Observation-Imagination is a major retrospective survey of this artist's long career. The 120 works selected for exhibition range from his formative years in th More

Masterpieces from the Hermitage: the Legacy of Catherine the Great (NGV International)

Grazia Gunn
14 August 2015

Eight galleries of NGV International have been radically reshaped to host Masterpieces from the Hermitage, invoking the world of unbounded opulence of Russia’s Catherine the Great (1729–96). The installation, designed by the NGV’s Ingrid Ruhle, is dazzling, mimicking as it does the grand style of the State Hermitage Museum and incorporating some ... More

Christian Witt-Dörring et al.: Vienna

Andrew Montana
29 June 2011

Vienna on St Kilda Road

Andrew Montana

 

Vienna: Art and Design: Klimt, Schiele, Hoffmann, Loos
by Christian Witt-Dörring et al.
National Gallery of Victoria, $49.95 pb, 328 pp, 9780724103423

 

‘Vienna has little to offer its great while they are al ... More

Australian art abroad

Patrick McCaughey
24 May 2011

The paradoxical neglect of Australian art abroad

by Patrick McCaughey

 

Twenty years ago, when I was at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, I heard of an Arthur Boyd exhibition in SoHo. Recklessly, without seeing the show, I urged my American friends to see one of Australia’s foremost contemporary painters. The gallery, unknown to ... More

Tim Bonyhady: Good Living Street

Evelyn Juers
24 May 2011

Leaving Vienna, city of windows

Evelyn Juers

 

GOOD LIVING STREET: THE FORTUNES OF MY VIENNESE FAMILY
by Tim Bonyhady
Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 464 pp, 9781742371467

 

Would it be indulgent to invoke Leonard Cohen? It’s just that his song ‘Take Th ... More

Ruth Pullin: Eugene von Guérard

Mary Eagle
24 May 2011

Poetry in von Guérard

Mary Eagle

 

Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed
edited by Ruth Pullin
National Gallery of Victoria, $49.95, 302 pp, 9780724103409

 

This is the second major retrospective of the art of Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901). In 1980 ... More

Sheridan Palmer reviews 'Face' by Anne Gray and 'The Naked Face' by Vivien Gaston

Sheridan Palmer
04 May 2011

Roy Porter wrote that ‘the portrait (above all the self-portrait), the diary and the biography (especially the autobiography) – reveal heightened perceptions of individuality, More