Art

Carol Jerrems

Natalie King
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

‘Love is the key word’

by Natalie King

 

There is so much beauty around us if only we could take the time to open our eyes and perceive it. And then share it. Love is the key word.
(Carol Jerrems, A Book About Australian Women)

In 1973, Carol Jerrems photographed a little girl, ...

Peter Galassi: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Helen Ennis
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Decisive moments

Helen Ennis

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
by Peter Galassi
Thames & Hudson and the Museum of Modern Art, $140 hb, 367 pp, 9780500543917

 

 

Everyone, I suspect, has a favourite photograph by Henri Cartier ...

Contextualising the expatriate Bunny

Jane Clark

 

Rupert Bunny: Artist in Paris
by Deborah Edwards, with Denise Mimmocchi, David Thomas and Anne Gérard
Art Gallery of New South Wales, $65 pb, 224 pp, 9781741740479

 

For those who saw the recent Rupert ...

Maria Zagala: A Beautiful Line

Justin Clemens
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Adelaide’s impressive collection of prints

Justin Clemens

 

A Beautiful Line: Italian Prints from Mantegna to Piranesi
by Maria Zagala
Art Gallery of South Australia, $45 pb, 490 pp, 9781921656705

 

One of the notable things about living in a small c ...

Helen Ennis: Frank Hurley's Antarctica

Isobel Crombie
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Polar pioneer

Isobel Crombie

 

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica
by Helen Ennis
National Library of Australia, $24.95 hb, 141 pp, 9780642276988

 

In the relatively small field of Australian photographic publishing, Frank Hurley has attracted more than his sh ...

Vivien Johnson: Once Upon a Time in Papunya

Ian McLean
Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The force of Dreaming

Ian McLean

 

Once Upon a Time in Papunya
by Vivien Johnson
New South, $34.95 pb, 400 pp, 9781742230078

 

The most widely known story of Australian art is about the beginnings of Papunya Tula. It has, says Vivien Johnson, been ‘r ...

Peter Ward: Khai Liew

Wendy Walker
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Refined restraint

Wendy Walker

 

Khai Liew
by Peter Ward
Wakefield Press, $45 hb, 104 pp, 9781862548954

 

An appropriately elegant publication, Khai Liew is the eleventh in the Wakefield Press series of monographs on South Australian artists, ...

Exchanges in a two-way street

Peter Hill

 

The Revolutionary Century: Art in Asia 1900–2000
by Alison Carroll
Macmillan Art Publishing, $99 hb, 208 pp, 9781921394171

 

Every 23 Days: 20 Years Touring Asia
edited by Sarah Bo ...

Robyn Maxwell: Life, Death and Magic

Carol Cains
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Spirits

Carol Cains

 

Life, Death and Magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art
by Robyn Maxwell
National Gallery of Australia, $69.95 hb, 256 pp, 9780642334152

 

Imagine living in a world also inhabited by the spirits of the ancestors, whose ...

Rob Haysom: Arnold Shore

Felicity St John Moore
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Immediate landscapes

Felicity St John Moore

 

Arnold Shore: Pioneer Modernist
by Rob Haysom
Macmillan Art Publishing, $99 hb, 144 pp, 9781921394249

 

Arnold Shore: Pioneer Modernist, by Rob Haysom, fills in the gap between late Impressionism, ...