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39. BRONWYN OLIVER Snake image
By Marguerite Brown MA - Art Curatorship
12 Jul 2017

Bronwyn Oliver’s sculptural works have long captivated an audience of avid collectors, drawn to their lyrical and enigmatic abstract forms. Achieving career success during the 1990s, Oliver was the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and attracted private and institutional patronage,...

By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Brett Whiteley’s tour de force painting The Paddock - Late Afternoon of 1979 shows the then forty-year old Sydney artist at his most colouristically luminous – only rarely did he ever attain, even in part, the suffused effects of this optically striking painting.

This...

Brett Whiteley Table and Fruit video image
By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Analogies aside, it is easy now to forget just how astonishing Whiteley really was. The present writer, as a gawking student, well remembers the audacious artistic and well-reported impact that this young striped-trousered, tousle-haired wunderkind made in the Sixties. Has any twenty-...

Frederick McCubbin Pastoral 1904 video image
By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Frederick McCubbin’s Pastoral was painted in 1904 – the same year as his most famous and much-loved The Pioneer, now held in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. Furthermore, McCubbin’s Pastoral was on special loan to the Bendigo Art Gallery in...

By Michael Desmond
12 Jul 2017

The French artist and writer, Maurice Denis (1870-1943) called Maillol a ‘primitive classic’. Looking at the simple geometry and timeless repose of La Montagne, you can sense what he meant. Maillol was one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century and La Montagne...

By Marguerite Brown MA - Art Curatorship
12 Jul 2017

Sir Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) is widely regarded as one of the early twentieth century’s foremost painters of the quintessential Australian landscape. A member of the Heidelberg School that also included Tom Roberts (1856-1931), Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917), and Charles Conder (1868-1909),...

By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Jul 2017

Norman Lindsay’s nudes are arguably his most well-known and collectible subjects. The ‘Ruben-esque’ forms have become some of Australian art history’s most recognisable nudes - with a characteristic femininity that is entirely unique to his oeuvre. He devoted much of his working life to...

By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Jul 2017

Margaret Preston is one of Australian’s most innovative and identifiable female artists. Fiercely independent and opinionated, she was at the forefront of progressive art, producing a large body of work that has made a significant contribution to the traditions of Australian art. Born in...

By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
12 Jul 2017

Frederick McCubbin’s View Towards the City from Kensington Road, South Yarra is a fine example of his mature style of painting. It is bold and fresh with a strong emphasis on the changeability of light, brilliant contrasts of colour and strongly articulated surface texture. This ‘little...

By Ken Wach
12 Jul 2017

Note: This work is now listed in the official Rupert Bunny Catalogue Raisonné by the world authority David Thomas, published this year by Thames and Hudson – where it is retitled and renamed as Jeanne also formerly known as The Artist’s Wife, Jeanne Morel c1895.

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