Claude Monet’s works give a great first impression of the relationship between art and the beauty and romance of a garden sited in the French landscape.
In the eighteenth century women usually painted under assumed male names and often their work was re-signed and copied by unscrupulous collectors and dealers.
What is the test of a great portrait – is it about the power of the artist to enter the sitter’s emotions and convey their feelings so we might experience empathy?
Dr Michael Brand, director of the Art Gallery of NSW, has unveiled one of Australia’s significant young realist painters Michael Zavros’ new work, The Round Room. which has entered the Gallery’s collection having won the inaugural Bulgari Art Award. Julie Ann Morrison, managing director, Bulgari Australia, said: ‘It is Bulgari’s…
One of the most enduring programs on television for 30+ years is about antiques and art. For BBC London the Antiques Roadshow is a jewel in its media crown
This spring Brisbane artist David Henderson will hold his 2011 Exhibition in the Graydon Gallery at New Farm in Brisbane. What David offers in the 30+ works on offer is a glimpse of pure joy. They are evocative atmospheric scenes, mostly from the ancient Italian city La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic) Venice, where with his brush and colour on canvas he constantly explores the elusive qualities of light, seeking to access its ever-deepening mysteries.
William Blake (1757-1827) expressed an ardent belief in the freedom of the imagination through his poetry and striking symbolic paintings. He rejected traditional composition and his ideas of perspective evoked an enigmatic otherworldliness. His poems reflect a uniquely personal mystical vision one in which imagination and reality become one. He…