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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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By Anonymous
12 Jul 2017

When this painting was completed in 2003, Tim Maguire’s work was more than ever being lauded by dealers who claimed unprecedented international interest in his work. By that time Maguire had lived and worked overseas for over ten years, first in France and then the United Kingdom, where he...

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

Tim Storrier’s burning rope paintings have become iconic imagery within this nation’s contemporary visual culture, with the artist’s recent Archibald success only adding to his standing as a powerful force within Australian art. Set against sparse landscapes, taken directly from Australia’s...

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

Set in the New South Wales south coast town of Thirroul, Apotheosis of D. H. Lawrence is part of a series of works painted by Garry Shead in response to the writings of Englishman David Herbert Richards “D.H” Lawrence (1885-1930). He had discovered the author’s work as a young man...

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

Black-Eyed Alien is part of the artist’s series of paintings Sun of Moonboy,1 a play upon Nolan’s much criticised work, Moonboy, from 1940. Nolan’s painting created much controversy at the time; it was seen as a transitional work and a departure from the...

By Tessa Dorman MA Art History and Theory
12 Jul 2017

Vincent Fantauzzo was born in 1977 in England, before moving to Australia where he grew up and currently lives and works. Due to dyslexia, the artist struggled with rudimentary reading and writing in his early years but displayed a fondness and aptitude for painting. With the assistance of a...

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