Arguably the most famous image in all of Japanese art, this iconic woodblock print depicts a huge, frothing wave
Bateson’s practice and experience provides him with an extraordinary repertoire of techniques and processes that he manipulates to create the subtle, beautifully inflected and resonant surfaces of his works. His art is one that invites contemplation and the sensual enjoyment of the concrete materiality of the work itself. Each, be they works on paper or canvas, structured from ink or paint, in all their inventiveness and rich variety, demand close scrutiny and always repay the viewer with visual pleasure and new insights into the act of looking.
‘ART is not sport’ – said Degas, disdainfully, to the son of one of his best friends who insisted on tramping around the countryside, easel and paintbox at the ready, intent on capturing and subjugating the landscape, like a hunter, in colour and form on canvas.
GOING to London? Great. Art is a must-see for the traveler to the heart of the new capitol of nearly-but-not-quite Europe. The biggies include the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, the National Portrait Gallery just around the corner, Tate Britain at Millbank and the Tate Modern on Southwark and the summer show at the Royal Academy. But there’s more! Much, much more.
What you see is not always what you get- and sometimes what you create for yourself can have wider meaning and deeper influence and importance.
IN SIX weeks, the National Gallery of Victoria International opens its latest Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Degas, a New Vision. Works have been drawn from collections across the globe and, in the words of the NGVI’s press office, offer a ‘fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius.’
Carolyn Hawkins, Sophie Westerman and Kasia Fabijańska Australian Print Workshop, 210 Gertrude Street Fitzroy. Closed March 24. A STORY of threes weaves through this exhibition of 35 works by three talented and capable artists working their chosen mediums. All were scholarship recipients in 2015 – this is the fruit of their work while engaged in thoseContinue reading “Between here and there”