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The Architectural Gem of Le Musée du Petit-Palais

Jun 25th, 2020 | Dr Michael Adcock

Travellers visiting Paris are eager to visit the capital’s great museums, such as the famous Louvre Museum and the renowned Orsay Museum. There are, however, some two hundred and fifty museums in Paris which are superlative ‘hidden gems’. In these times of restricted travel, cultural historian Dr. Michael Adcock invites...

The year Picasso became Picasso, 1901

Nov 8th, 2019 | Dr Michael Adcock

Picasso’s celebrated Blue Period (starting in the second half of 1901) commands such public attention that it is easy to overlook the truly seminal half year that preceded it, in which Picasso, energised by the prospect of a first exhibition in Paris, worked with determination to create a corpus of...

Art and the Russian Revolution

Sep 13th, 2019 | Dr Michael Adcock

The first-time traveller to Russia may well set out enthralled to see the rich harvest of European Old Master paintings in the Hermitage Museum, as well as the wondrous collection of European modern art now housed in its vast extension. The same traveller, however, might well return having been ‘converted’...

Exhibition Review – Monet: Impression Sunrise at NGA Canberra

Jun 21st, 2019 | Dr Michael Adcock

The National Gallery of Australia’s new exhibition - Monet: Impression Sunrise at NGA Canberra – is now open to the public from June 7 to September 1, 2019. Featuring Claude Monet’s pioneering painting Impression, Soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) 1872, from which Impressionism takes its name, this exclusive exhibition brings together...

Pre-Raphaelite Treasures in London and Canberra

Feb 1st, 2019 | Dr Michael Adcock

A Mystical Lady, a Profound Secret and a Drowning Maiden With the simultaneous opening of the exhibition Edward Burne-Jones. Pre-Raphaelite Visionary in London (Tate Gallery, 2018-2019) and Love and Desire. Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate in Canberra (National Gallery of Australia, 2018-2019), the moment is ripe for a fresh evaluation...

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