Art Review: China Bowls, Fluid Mechanics and Zen – Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s clinamen at the NGV
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Art Review: China Bowls, Fluid Mechanics and Zen – Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s clinamen at the NGV

  The installation of Celeste Boursier-Mougenot : clinamen in the forecourt of the NGV International is a wonderful companion piece to the current exhibition, Monet’s Garden.  The form of this installation is a large round pool, constructed with a blue lining on which float a large number of white ceramic bowls of different dimensions.  Max … Continue reading

Art Review: Monet at the National Gallery of Victoria, until 8 September, 2013
Art Review / Belle Epoque / Impressionism / Modernism / National Gallery / Post Impressionism

Art Review: Monet at the National Gallery of Victoria, until 8 September, 2013

There are many beautiful and surprising things to see at the National Gallery of Victoria’s winter show “Monet’s Garden”. It is a privilege to examine 63 paintings by arguably the most revolutionary French painter of the 19th Century. It is, however, not quite what is advertised. Of the 63 paintings by Monet exhibited perhaps 39 are … Continue reading

Art Review: Mediterranean Summers – Australian Artists along the French and Italian Coast. Castlemaine Art Gallery, until 26 May, 2013
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Art Review: Mediterranean Summers – Australian Artists along the French and Italian Coast. Castlemaine Art Gallery, until 26 May, 2013

There is an exhibition at Castlemaine’s delightful treasure-trove of a public gallery that in its own quiet way is subversive of the prevailing orthodoxy about who matters in early 20th century Australian painting. The subject of the show is Australian artists’ encounters with the Mediterranean land- and seascape, under the title Mediterranean Summers. There are … Continue reading