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

Grazia Gunn

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

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

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

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

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

Anne Gray: Face; and Vivien Gaston: The Naked Face

Sheridan Palmer

Revealing the self

Sheridan Palmer

 

Face: Australian Portraits 1880–1960
by Anne Gray
National Gallery of Australia, $39.95 pb, 160 pp, 9780642334152

 

The Naked Face: Self-portraits
by Vivien Gaston
National Galler ... More

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