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Picasso, the proteas of Modern Art

May 19th, 2022 | Dr Michael Adcock

Pablo Picasso has created some of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century - and this June, a world-premiere exhibition set to capture Picasso’s extraordinary career, is coming to Melbourne.Curated by the deputy director of the Centre Pompidou Paris, this blockbuster exhibition for the National Gallery of Victoria will...

Matisse: Life and Spirit Sydney 2021-2022

Jan 21st, 2022 | Dr Michael Adcock

Henri Matisse and the landscape of pleasure Our wondrous Art Gallery of New South Wales has, once again, excelled itself by bringing an exhibition of breathtaking scope and depth to our shores, in this case a survey of the work of one of the major painters of the modernist movement...

Arthur Streeton | The Unknown Streeton

Jan 10th, 2021 | Dr Michael Adcock

The ‘unknown’ Streeton might more accurately be termed the less well-known Streeton, in the sense that art galleries will usually hang his iconic Australian works in some numbers, but will tend to show only a few examples of his work done outside this country. The average visitor might see the...

Arthur Streeton: The Master of Light

Dec 10th, 2020 | Dr Michael Adcock

The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ latest blockbuster exhibition, Streeton, very correctly describes him as “The impressionist who captured Australia’s light, land and sea.” The rubric is most apposite, for the core of his work is indeed to capture the essence of our landscape saturated with bright light. However,...

A visit to Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square

Aug 21st, 2020 | Dr Michael Adcock

Moscow held one more treat for me. Paula had very strategically and considerately pointed out that there was a last small window of opportunity in which to sprint over to Red Square to visit Lenin’s tomb in the first hour of opening, just before our bus was due to depart...

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