Botticelli to Van Gogh

Most people are familiar with this sunflower painting, so ubiquitous are Van Gogh’s works. I imagined the father telling his daughter, “See, this is the original”, studying the painting to find the signature. No matter how good the reproductions of this painting, none will prepare you for the extraordinary luminosity of the actual work. I… Continue reading Botticelli to Van Gogh

American Masters – NGA: Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing No. 380 a–d 1982 dramatically curves around the entrance and exit to th National Gallery of Australia’s American Masters Exhibition. It dominates the first room with its seemingly simple but deceptive forms; none is a cube or rectangular cuboid; they are all incomplete pyramids. The work only exists when it is… Continue reading American Masters – NGA: Sol LeWitt