Art Review: Australians in Paris, NGV until 6 October
Art Review / Belle Epoque / Impressionism / Modernism / National Gallery / Painting / Post Impressionism

Art Review: Australians in Paris, NGV until 6 October

A hundred years ago there was only one place for an aspiring Australian artist — or any other, for that matter — to go: Paris. It was the capital of the art world and it was the fountainhead of all that was modern. As the gifted Australian painter, Rupert Bunny, said, it was only in … Continue reading

Art Review: Toulouse Lautrec at the National Gallery in Canberra…until 2 April, 2013
Art Review / Belle Epoque / Cabaret / Henri de Toulouse Lautrec / Lithography / National Gallery Canberra / Painting / Post Impressionism / Sexuality

Art Review: Toulouse Lautrec at the National Gallery in Canberra…until 2 April, 2013

The National Gallery in Canberra’s big show this summer is Toulouse Lautrec: Paris and Moulin Rouge. The show assembles several hundred images, mostly prints, and a number paintings produced during Lautrec’s short life. He was only 37 years old when he died in 1901. An aristocrat and a near dwarf with congenitally poor bones which … Continue reading