Art

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 ...

 

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 ...

Christian Witt-Dörring et al.: Vienna

Andrew Montana
Wednesday, 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 ...

Rolf Toman and Thomas Paffen (eds): Ars Sacra

Christopher Menz
Wednesday, 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 ...

Australian art abroad

Patrick McCaughey
Tuesday, 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 ...

Alexandra Harris: Romantic Moderns

Frances Spalding
Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Reviving native traditions, in modern ways

Frances Spalding

 

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
by Alexandra Harris
Thames & Hudson, $49.95 hb, 320 pp, 9780500251713

 

Romantic Mode ...

Tim Bonyhady: Good Living Street

Evelyn Juers
Tuesday, 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 ...

This fascinating, complex book relies for its success on the simplest of ideas and methodologies. Its publication was the necessary and inevitable follow-on from the hugely successful BBC Radio 4 series, when, over twenty weeks, British Museum (BM) director Neil MacGregor presented short, daily radio commentaries ...

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Ruth Pullin: Eugene von Guérard

Mary Eagle
Tuesday, 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 ...

Silas Clifford-Smith: Percy Lindsay

Christopher Menz
Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The overlooked Lindsay

Christopher Menz

 

Percy Lindsay: Artist & Bohemian
by Silas Clifford-Smith
Australian Scholarly Publishing, $59.95 pb, 156 pp, 9781921509896

 

Percy Lindsay was the eldest and least well-known of the remarkable Lindsay broth ...