Posts Tagged ‘ Exhibition Review ’

Exhibition Review | Rome: Piranesi’s Vision | Katrina Grant

April 17, 2014
By
Fig. 5 Piranesi, 'Veduta del Porto di Ripa Grande', Vedute di Roma, 1757-58.

Rome: Piranesi’s Vision Katrina Grant  State Library of Victoria, 22nd February until 22nd June 2014. Free exhibition. ‘When I first saw the remains of the ancient buildings of Rome lying as they do in cultivated fields or in gardens and wasting away under the ravages of time, or being destroyed by greedy owners who sell them...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Melbourne Exhibitions | No Comments »

Exhibition Review | The Treasures of Naples | John Weretka

February 12, 2014
By
Fig. 3 Unknown Neapolitan Artist, St John the Baptist, 1695, Museum of the Treasury of S. Gennaro, Naples

Il Tesori di Napoli: I Capolavori del Museo di San Gennaro John Weretka Palazzo Sciarra, Rome 30th October 2013-16 February 2014 (now extended until March) Wowing enthusiastic crowds at the Palazzo Sciarra in Rome is a show entitled Treasures of Naples: Masterworks of the Museum of S. Gennaro. Although compact in size, this show...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | No Comments »

Exhibition Review | ‘America: Painting a Nation’. Reviewed by Diane Kirkby.

December 18, 2013
By
Fig. 3 Henry Inman, No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief, 1832-3 Oil on canvas, Gift of the 2008 Collectors Committee (M.2008.58), Los Angeles County Museum of Art

America: Painting a Nation Diane Kirkby  America: Painting a Nation is at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 8th November 2013 – 9th February 2014. At a time when historians are increasingly displacing nation-building as the purpose for knowing the past, it could seem a retrograde step to make this the foundation principle through...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | 1 Comment »

Exhibition Review | Masculin/Masculin: L’homme nu dans l’art de 1800 a nos jours. Reviewed by Victoria Hobday.

November 25, 2013
By
Fig. 1. Poster, Masculin/Masculin, Paris, Musée d’Orsay.

MAN looks at Men: Masculin/Masculin: L’homme nu dans l’art de 1800 a nos jours (Masculine/Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day) Victoria Hobday Masculin/Masculin: L’homme nu dans l’art de 1800 a nos jours is on at the Musée d’Orsay (24 September 2013—2 January 2014) *Please note that this review includes...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | No Comments »

Exhibition Review | ‘Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria’. Reviewed by David Hansen.

October 22, 2013
By
Fig. 6 Thomas Clark, 'The Wannon Falls (Proscenium View)', c.1860, Oil on Canvas, Private Collection. Via exhibition website

Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria David Hansen The exhibition runs at Hamilton Art Gallery 21 September – 17 November 2013 At a small but intensely stimulating symposium hosted by the University of Melbourne in November last year, a variety of curators, scholars and writers met to share experiences, insights and...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | 1 Comment »

Exhibition Review | Australia at the Royal Academy of the Arts. Reviewed by Sheridan Palmer

October 15, 2013
By
Fig. 1 Shaun Gladwell Approach to Mundi Mundi, 2007 Production still from two-channel HD video Photo Josh Raymond

Australia Sheridan Palmer The exhibition is on at the Royal Academy of the Arts from 21 September–8 December 2013. Entering the grand Georgian courtyard of Burlington House, flanked by the Society of Antiquaries, the Linnaean Society and the Society of Geographers, a large banner with Sidney Nolan’s iconic 1946 Ned Kelly greets the visitor...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | No Comments »

Exhibition Review | Australian Impressionists in France. Reviewed by Caroline Jordan

October 10, 2013
By
Ambrose Patterson, "Le bar, St Jacques, Paris", c.1904, oil on canvas, 48.2 x 59.7cm, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Australian Impressionists in France Caroline Jordan The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has offered a number of Impressionist blockbusters over 2012-13: Monet’s Garden, Radiance: the Neo-Impressionists and now Australian Impressionists in France. Given its present ubiquity in our state gallery, it is well to remember that when Impressionism debuted in France in the 1870s...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Melbourne Exhibitions, Melbourne Exhibitions, Reviews | No Comments »

Review | The New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Reviewed by Arnold Witte.

May 22, 2013
By
Rijksmuseum. Photo credit: Iwan Baan. Image courtesy of Rijksmuseum

The New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam In April, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was reopened to the public, after almost ten years of restoration and rebuilding. What started out in 2004 as a four-year enterprise to liberate the landmark building, built in 1885 by the Dutch Neo-Gothic architect Pierre Cuypers, from its later additions, turned out...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | No Comments »

Exhibition Review | Monet’s Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria. Reviewed by David R. Marshall

May 15, 2013
By
Unknown Claude Monet outside his house at Giverny 1921 autochrome 18.0 x 24.0 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris © Patrice Schmidt /musée d'Orsay distribution RMN

The latest NGV exhibition is, again, sourced largely from a secondary French museum (the Musée Marmottan Monet, henceforth MMM). Monet exhibitions have traditionally draw large crowds, and are much loved by gallery directors needing to feed the political machines to which they are beholden that equate numbers with success. But if ‘Monet’ is the...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | 6 Comments »

Exhibition Review | Barocci: Brilliance and Grace. Reviewed by Piers Baker-Bates

May 6, 2013
By
Detail of Barocci, 'Aeneas Fleeing Troy', 1598

Barocci: Brilliance and Grace is one of the most stimulating and well curated exhibitions to be held in London in recent years. There is in fact a relative wealth of religious art exhibitions in London currently, the equally excellent Murillo & Justino de Neve: the art of friendship is on show at the Dulwich...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Exhibition Reviews, Reviews | No Comments »