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40. ROBERT KLIPPEL Opus 372B image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Robert Klippel’s much-quoted mantra ‘make it new’ encapsulates his life-long view that Modern art had to create rather than recreate. For him, true creativity meant going beyond Nature. For Klippel, this was the crux of Modernism - the creation of new man-made additions to Nature.

Perhaps...

41. JEAN ARP Torse Fruit image
By menzies
28 May 2019

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...

42. JACQUES LIPCHITZ Homme Assis à la Clarinette II image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Cubism was the most important art movement in the last Century and art historians now agree that Jacques Lipchitz was the first Cubist sculptor.1

Lipchitz’s sculptures have always been very highly regarded and the incisively perceptive Pablo Picasso was one of their earliest...

43. AUGUSTE RODIN La Femme Accroupie, Grand Modèle avec une Terrasse Plus Haute image
By menzies
28 May 2019

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...

44. ARISTIDE MAILLOL La Montagne, 1er état (petit modèle) image
By menzies
28 May 2019

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 is one of his...

45. ARISTIDE MAILLOL Baigneuse Debout se Coiffant, le Coude Levé image
By menzies
28 May 2019

The naked female form fascinated the famous French artist Aristide Maillol throughout his lifetime. The present domestic-sized bronze sculpture, Baigneuse Debout se Coiffant, le Coude Levé, is a very fine and characteristic example of his sophisticated work. It resonates with the spirit of warm...

46. ARTHUR BOYD Bushland image
By menzies
28 May 2019

As one of the most significant Australian artists of the twentieth century, Arthur Boyd contributed hugely to the breadth, credibility and identity of Australian art. To comprehend his impact, let us acknowledge his description by author and art historian, Tom...

47. CHARLES BLACKMAN The Flower Garden image
By menzies
28 May 2019

The Flower Garden is Charles Blackman at his most ebullient – here, the artist has created a multi-layered visual spectacle that draws the viewer in at first glance. Flowers and insects are amongst Blackman’s most loved subjects and this work brims with his...

48. TIM MAGUIRE Untitled 20050901 image
By menzies
28 May 2019

The  winner  of  the  1993  Moet  and   Chandon   Fellowship, Tim Maguire’s work came to prominence as a research project into the effects of light on paired water tanks. He had already been immersed in theoretical developments through art history studies at the...

49. ROSALIE GASCOIGNE Amber image
By menzies
28 May 2019

You seek out the spirit of the landscape  to  match  your own spirit.1

Rosalie Gascoigne’s art is a response to her environment, generated by the powers of intuitive, experiential knowledge and her search for a ‘truth to...

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