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Enlightenment – On Beauty and Thought Provoking Works

Enlightenment – On Beauty and Thought Provoking Works

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In 18th century Europe aesthetics was a field of study . Beautiful works were seen as thought provoking, but clearly distinguished from those considered sublime

My Country, Calling Australia Home – The Coming of the Light

My Country, Calling Australia Home – The Coming of the Light

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Works by Australian indigenous artists on show now at QAGOMA in Brisbane, highlight a love of country and of our nation by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples. My Country – I Still Call Australia Home is all about ‘The Coming of the Light. The show, comprising of over 300…

Detail: Garden, The Met Cloisters, New York

Unicorns in Medieval & Renaissance Art – On Show at New York

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An exhibition on the theme of the unicorn in medieval and Renaissance art will mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Cloisters at The Met Museum, NY

Hollywood Costume – The Art of Becoming to New Frontiers

Hollywood Costume – The Art of Becoming to New Frontiers

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Hollywood Costume the Winter Masterpiece Exhibition at ACMI in Melbourne is presenting the costumes worn by characters we have admired at the movies 1912-2012

The Grammar of Ornament – Inspiring a Taste for the Exotic

The Grammar of Ornament – Inspiring a Taste for the Exotic

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In 1856 Owen Jones published The Grammar of Ornament inspiring a taste for the exotic reflected in Leighton House and The Peacock House at Holland Park, London