Critical Moments: Essays and Reviews on Art in Australia

Critical Moments: Essays and Reviews on Art in Australia

by Jeffrey Makin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781921394195
Publisher: Macmillan Art Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 10

Foreword Ken McGregor 11

Introduction: The Artist as Critic 15

Part 1 Blood on the Spinifex 21

Aboriginal Art 21

Blood on the Spinifex 23

Albert Namatjira 25

Landmarks 26

Groote Eylandt Barks: Creation Tracks and Trade Winds 28

Part 2 European Visions 31

Plein Air Painting in Europe, 1780 - 1850 31

New Worlds from Old: 19th Century American and Australian Landscapes 32

John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque 34

Exiles and Emigrants 36

Part 3 The Good OL' Boys 39

Arthur Boyd I 39

Arthur Boyd II 39

Arthur Boyd III 40

Arthur Boyd IV 41

Ray Crooke and Arthur Boyd V 42

Arthur Boyd VI 43

Sidney Nolan: Desert and Drought 44

Sidney Nolan: Landscapes and Legends 46

Unmasked: Sidney Nolan and Ned Kelly, 1950 - 1990 48

Charles Blackman I 49

Charles Blackman II 50

Albert Tucker 50

The Goddess Grins: Albert Tucker and the Female Image 52

Frank Hodgkinson I 54

Frank Hodgkinson II 55

Pro Hart: An Afterword 56

Norman Lindsay I 57

Norman Lindsay II 58

Norman Lindsay and his Nudes 58

Part 4 Female Sensibilities 61

Sandra Leveson I 61

Wendy Stavrianos 62

Audette's Audettes 63

Yvonne Audette: Different Directions, 1954 - 1966 65

Joy Hester 66

Sarah Faulkner 67

Angela Brennan 69

Judy Cassab 70

Clarice Beckett 71

Sandra Leveson II 72

Catherine Woo 73

Margaret Preston: Art and Life 75

Criss Canning: The Pursuit of Beauty 77

Mandy Martin 79

Mandy Martin - Noumenal: Salvator Rosa VI 80

Gria Shead 82

Alice Byrne 83

Dagmar Cyrulla 84

Cherry Hood: Lost to the Land 85

Part 5 Apocalypse Now 87

Peter Booth I 87

Peter Booth II 87

Peter Booth and Robert Owen 89

Rick Amor 91

Rick Amor: Painting 2007 92

Jon Cattapan: a Drowned World 94

Howard Arkley I 96

Howard Arkley II 96

Howard Arkley III 97

Howard Arkley IV 98

Grotesque: The Diabolical and Fantastic in Art 100

Part 6 Figure This 103

John Brack I 103

John Brack II 103

The Nude in the Art of John Brack 105

Jan Senbergs 107

Edward Hopper 109

Stewart MacFarlane 110

Ken Whisson I 111

Ken Whisson II 112

Brian Kennedy and Lucien Freud 114

Late Modernism at Moriac: Rodick Carmichael 115

Ian Parry 121

McLean Edwards: The Revenge of Maggie Dubrovnik 123

Euan Heng 125

Jason Benjamin and Wayne Eager 126

Peter Walsh: Visions of Arcadia 128

Darren Wardle 129

Graham Fransella and the Female Nude 130

David Larwill 132

Mark Schaller 133

Gareth Sansom: Welcome to my Mind 135

David Bromley and Barbie Kjar 137

Alan Jones 140

Eolo Paul Bottaro 141

Part 7 Northern Lights and French Impressions 143

Edvard Munch 143

Vermeer is Here! 144

Dutch Masters 146

Fernand Léger 148

Matisse 149

Impressionist Colour 150

The Cliffs at Etretat 152

French Impressionists: The Blockbuster 154

Man Ray 156

Pissarro 158

Picasso and Dora Maar 160

Part 8 A Land of Sweeping Plains 163

Fred Williams I 163

Fred Williams II 164

Fred Williams and Arthur Streeton 166

John Olsen's You Beaut Country 166

John Olsen II 176

Jason Benjamin 177

Jason Benjamin: Set Yourself Free 178

Heide to Heidelberg: Creating an Australian Landscape, 1850-1950 180

Philip Hunter 182

Martin King 184

Luke Sciberras 185

Philip Wolfhagen 186

Part 9 Drawing the Line 189

Drawing is Dead! 189

Drawings by Fred Williams and John Olsen 190

Godwin Bradbeer 191

Notes on Drawing 193

Drawn from the Collection 198

Death of the Art School 199

Art and Censorship 202

Part 10 In Print 205

Defining an Original Print 205

Marco Luccio: Pentimento - Images from Paris and Florence 208

Bruno Leti: Maps, Marks and Metaphors 210

Dean Bowen and David Frazer 211

David Frazer: Mr Vertigo 212

Pictures from a Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Collection 216

Whistler's Etchings 218

Albrecht Dürer in Print 219

Rembrandt's Etchings 221

Rona Green 223

Jazmina Cininas 224

Part 11 The Landscapes of My Mind 225

Notes on Landscape Painting 225

The Antipodean Sublime 231

JMW Turner: The Greatest English Painter 233

Turner's Snowstorms 235

Mountains and Streams 236

Australian Impressionism 238

Part 12 In the Abstract 243

Michael Moon 243

John Hoyland 244

Robert Jacks I 245

Robert Jacks II 246

Robert Jacks III 247

Robert Jacks IV 248

Howard Hodgkin's Night and Day 248

Roger Kemp 250

George Johnson 252

Robert Grieve 253

John Firth-Smith 254

Victor Majzner I 255

Victor Majzner II 256

Victor Majzner Paints The Torah 258

Colin McCahori 260

Paul Boston I 262

Paul Boston II 263

Raquel Mazzina and Jasper Knight 264

Part 13 The Poisoned Chalice from the Palace 267

Federation 267

Night and Day: 20th Century Painting at the NGV 269

It's a Beautiful Day at the Potter 271

OP … P.S. 272

ACCA 274

Andreas Serrano 276

A History of Happiness and Undertow 277

Andy Warhol's Time Capsules 279

Part 14 Real and Surreal 281

James Gleeson: Beyond the Screen of Sight 281

Brian Dunlop: In the South and Shipwrecks 283

Brian Dunlop II 284

Brian Seidel: Backstage 285

Bill Henson: Three Decades of Photography 286

Bill Brandt 288

Tim Storrier I 290

Tim Storrier II 292

Just a Feeling: Brent Harris 293

Thornton Walker 295

Zhong Chen: Unfinished Journey 297

Kevin Lincoln 298

Kevin Lincoln: The Artist's Kitchen 299

Adam Nudelman 301

Part 15 In The Round and Almost 303

Joel Elenberg I 303

Joel Elenberg II 303

Les Kossatz: Connecting Concepts 304

Erwin Fabian 307

Gunther Kopietz 308

Focus on Sculpture, 2002 311

Ron Robertson Swann's Vault 311

Geoffrey Bartlett I 313

Geoffrey Bartlett II 314

Augustine Dall' Ava 315

Anthony Prior 316

Colin Lanceley 317

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal 318

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