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34. JEAN ARP Torse Fruit image
By Ken Wach
11 Jul 2018

Jean Arp was a very prominent member of two of Modernism’s most perplexing art movements: Dada and Surrealism. Dada, often also called Dadaism, was less a coherent group of artists than a collective of like-minded and disaffected people whose ideas and art were propelled by an abiding disgust...

35. AUGUSTE RODIN La Femme Accroupie, Grand Modèle avec une Terrasse Plus Haute image
By Ken Wach
11 Jul 2018

Rodin is one of art history’s best-known sculptors, falling somewhere behind the incomparable Michelangelo in the public mind. This is something that Rodin would certainly have accepted since Michelangelo was the sculptor who he admired above all others.

These introductory comments are...

36. BRETT WHITELEY The Dove and the Moon 1983 image
By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
11 Jul 2018

‘People ask me 'why paint birds?' and I look at them dumbfounded! I’ve got no answer, except that they are the most beautiful creatures’. 1

Birds fuelled Brett Whiteley’s imagination and his love of the natural world. Herons, wrens, rosellas, owls and doves, to...

37. JEFFREY SMART Bus by the Tiber 1977-78 image
By Ken Wach
11 Jul 2018

Jeffrey Smart’s Bus by the Tiber has an exceptional provenance. The painting has been held in the one private collection since its original acquisition and exhibited in both Sydney and London. It has never before been offered at auction.

In addition, there is much to suggest that...

38. ANDY WARHOL Head After Picasso 1985 image
By Ken Wach
11 Jul 2018

It is worth recalling that, in the popular mind, the media and in the public Press, Pablo Picasso dominated the first half of the twentieth century just as assuredly as Andy Warhol dominated the second.

With this in mind Warhol’s Head After Picasso of 1985 presents a unique...

39. JOHN OLSEN The Bath, Early Morning, Bondi 2007 image
By Anonymous
11 Jul 2018

It goes without saying that John Olsen, at the age of ninety, is one of Australia’s most recognised and recognisable living artists, loved by the public and the art industry alike. Still exhibiting regularly, he attends public appearances, openings and speeches that would leave someone half his...

40. ARTHUR STREETON Self Portrait c1890 image
By Anonymous
11 Jul 2018

Arthur Streeton (1867–1943) is one of Australia’s most significant and recognisable artists, celebrated for his paintings that seemed to capture the very essence of the Australian landscape. As a founder of the Heidelberg school, also known as Australian Impressionism, Streeton’s late nineteenth...

41. ARTHUR BOYD Aeroplane, Riverbank and Carcass 1979 image
By Caroline Jones MA (Art Admin.)
11 Jul 2018

Arthur Boyd’s paintings of the Shoalhaven River express the artist’s feeling for the great river and its surrounds – the scrubby banks and hills, tidal flats and the powerful ebb and flow of the water. After returning with his family from twenty-one years in England, Boyd settled just outside of...

42. CHARLES BLACKMAN An Illusion of Children 1964 image
By Anonymous
11 Jul 2018

Charles Blackman has been one of Australia’s most celebrated artists for over seventy years, establishing his reputation with his iconic Schoolgirls series (1952-1955) and then Alice in Wonderland series (1956-1957). In August 1959, he participated in Bernard Smith’s (1916-2011) landmark...

43. GARRY SHEAD The Jealous Muse (Rembrandt) 2000 image
By Anonymous
11 Jul 2018

In 1999, when Garry Shead began working on the series ‘The Artist and the Muse’, he joined a tradition of established Australian artists who, throughout their oeuvres, have paid homage to the great painters of history. Arthur Boyd’s (1920-1999) Figure by a Creek 1972, is a salute to...

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