Art

Christopher Menz reviews 'Victorian Visions' by Richard Beresford

Christopher Menz
15 November 2011

For an Australian collector to have amassed one substantial and internationally recognised collection of Victorian art during the late twentieth century is unusual. Having parted with the More

Catherine Speck (ed.): Heysen to Heysen

Christopher Menz
24 October 2011

Hans and Nora

Christopher Menz

 

Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen
edited by Catherine Speck
National Library of Australia, $49.95 pb, 358 pp, 9780642277305

 

A thirty-year correspondence between two Australian artists i ... More

Renee Free and John Henshaw, with Frank Hinder: The Art of Frank Hinder

Ann Stephen
24 October 2011

True believer

Ann Stephen

 

The Art of Frank Hinder
by Renee Free and John Henshaw, with Frank Hinder
Phillip Mathews, $75hb, 180 pp, 9780977553273

 

Frank Hinder’s abstractions, light works, and kinetic art have appeared in several ... More

Stephen Calloway and Lynn Federle Orr (eds): The Cult of Beauty

Alison Inglis
21 October 2011

The rise of a new religion of beauty

Alison Inglis

 

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860–1900
edited by Stephen Calloway and Lynn Federle Orr
V&A Publishing, £40 hb, 288 pp, 9781851776283

 

‘The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the o ... More

Deborah Hart: Fred Williams

Mary Eagle
27 September 2011

Enigmas and variations in Fred Williams

Mary Eagle

 

Fred Williams: Infinite Horizons
by Deborah Hart
National Gallery of Australia, $39.95 pb, 240 pp, 9780642334237

 

The writers of two books about Fred Williams published in the 1980s, Patrick McCaugh ... More

Isobel Crombie and Judith Ryan (eds): Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, 50th Edition

Jane Clark
23 August 2011

NGV at 150

Jane Clark

 

Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, 50th Edition
edited by Isobel Crombie and Judith Ryan
The Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, $19.95 pb, 168 pp, 0066 7935

 

This fabulous-looking ... More

Letters to the Editor - July-August 2011

29 June 2011

 

Paradoxical neglect

Dear Editor,

Patrick McCaughey’s article ‘NativeGrounds and Foreign Fields: The Paradoxical Neglect of Australian Art Abroad’ (June 2011) caught my attention because of its title, then its content. The ... 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

Rolf Toman and Thomas Paffen (eds): Ars Sacra

Christopher Menz
08 June 2011

The print book strikes back

Christopher Menz

 

Ars Sacra: Christian Art and Architecture of the Western World from the Very Beginning up Until Today
edited by Rolf Toman and Thomas Paffen
h.f. Ullmann, $350 hb, 800 pp, 9783833151408

 

Who says printed ... 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

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