Confused about Art?

cartoon about visiting art galleries

Are you confused about Art? Do you know what you like or where to find it? Is the work any good or is someone just trying to sell you something? And how are you expected to decipher those dense wall texts? Even Google translate is stumped.

Hendrik Kolenberg Exhibition

Hendrik Kolenberg View this exhibition on line April 8th- May 1st To be opened by Elizabeth Cross, Art historian and Artist. April 8th 6-8.30pmLimited numbers: contact us for your invitation. gallery@alexandrasasse.com  Gallery Hours: Tues, Weds, Sat 11-4pm. 4 Selbourne Rd Kew, Victoria 3101 (03) 98152447 Previous Next Born in Rotterdam in 1946, Kolenberg moved to …

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Sasse and Dober Exhibition

Alexandra Sasse Gallery

‘Recent Landscapes’ brings together the paintings of two plein air artists; highlighting the distinction between looking and seeing. Interpreting experience into form these artists draw on the familiar world around us, creating new visions.

Exhibition Highlight: Mark Dober

Painting by Mark Dober 'Garden Path 2'

Mark Dober depicts his experience of the landscape through a rhythmical compression of form and intense colour. Dober works onsite in specific areas of Victoria which take his interest. Currently he is absorbed by an old goldmining area close to Castlemaine. These five oil on canvas works, framed in light timber shadow box frames, are …

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Exhibition highlight: Linda Gibbs ‘Untitled’ (waterfall)

Landscape painting Untitled (waterfall) by Linda Gibbs

Linda Gibbs ephemeral haunting Untitled (waterfall) is the largest work in this exhibition (Christmas Group exhibition 2020). Mounted high on a wall, and almost 2 metres in height, it hovers above the viewer, shimmering and draws the eye down the full length of the canvas to the depths of the pool below the cascade. Working …

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Madrid Realists’ Exhibition Review

Lopez Garcia at the Madrid Realist Exhibition: How did these artists produce such outstanding work while the art world was declaring that painting was dead?

Published in The Jackdaw June 2016
Painting by Antonio Lopez Garcia View of Madrid
‘View of Madrid from the Vallecas Fire Station’ Antonio Lopez-Garcia.

A crowd is gathered in front of a picture, there’s shuffling and whispering, angling for a better view. Several people are up close, peering at the surface plane as if cross-examining it. The buzz of conversation is rising as viewers shift their weight and linger in front of this picture. The timed entry to the exhibition means the crowd behind is building, waiting. Finally the noise, now approaching cocktail party level, is too much for the guard. She issues a loud, insistent shhhhhhhhhhh!

It’s not the Mona Lisa, and it’s neither porn nor politics

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