Banksy Goes To Rome.

It’s not often we come across an art exhibition completely unauthorised by the featured artist, but when it comes to Banksy ,  we wouldn’t expect to play by the rules. “War, Capitalism &...

Heavy Artillery

White Rabbit Gallery Sydney, Australia Heavy Artillery, is the latest exhibition from White Rabbit Gallery, as founder and director Judith Neilson continues to build her legacy of collecting and exhib...

Valazquez- The Painters Painter- Documentary

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was a Spanish painter & leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. Velázquez remains one of the most important painters of all time.He painted scores o...

Modern Masters- Andy Warhol -Documentary

Journalist, Alastair Sooke, investigates Andy Warhol, the king of Pop Art.He uncovers just how sublimely Warhol pinpointed and portrayed our obsessions with consumerism, celebrity and the media....

The life of Francis Bacon -Documentary

Irish-British Francis Bacon was both reviled and revered throughout his life for his raw, grotesque and confronting figurative painting. This documentary explores the life of one of modern art’s...

Banksy’s Dismaland- Bemusing or Boring?

On reflection, I think my relationship with Banksy may be suffering from the seven-year itch. In the early days, I gazed with giddy delight at every new Banksy work like a blushing twelve-year-old. I ...

Marina Abramović : A Journey From Inside Out

  ” I will be like a conductor in the exhibition space, but it will be the public who will take the physical and emotional journey. We constantly like to be entertained, to get things from ...

An Elwell on Every Corner

In the sleepy English town of Beverley ,in East  Yorkshire , there is a beautiful legacy to a local artist. Frederick W. Elwell  was born  in 1870 in northern town of Beverley, Yorkshire. The son o...

Renoir’s Portraits-Saying Yes to Life.

Essay by Fiona Louise “In Renoir’s figure painting, portraiture deserves a place unto itself. For no other artist has looked so deeply into his sitter’s soul, nor captured its essenc...

More Moroni, Please.

By Andonis Georgiou Many years ago, when, as a young adult I started visiting the National Gallery, London for my own pleasure rather than being herded around by an over-bearing school teacher with my...

A History of Modern Art-Doco

This wonderful documentary is a retrospective of modern art and a retrospective of art documentary making. Narrated by the incredible Orson Welles, with thanks to The Artists Place, this is a fantasti...

Every Cloud Has A ……..Black Backing !?

By guest writer, Tom Farmer. Lair Du Temp , “Ëspace 315” by Latifa Echakhch  at the Centre Pompidou , Paris.   Just hang on, hang on a minute, I’m a little confused. I’ve just walked in...

What Makes Art Valuable? Documentary

This documentary goes into the world of the super-rich with journalist Alastair Sooke to explores the stories behind the top ten most valuable paintings in the World to sell at auction. Hear the stori...

Tête À Château- Castell Gala Dali

It’s summer,1984, and a  fire has broken out in a castle in Púbol, a small town in the Baix Emporda province of Catalonia, Spain.  The fire started in the bedroom belonging to the Marquis of Púb...

Rising Dreams

The Incense Burner 1885-18890 Odilon Redon ( (1840-1916) One of the best things about being a travelling art historian is stumbling over incredible works art that you have never seen or heard of befor...

The Visiting Monarchs

  Guest post by Andonis Georgiou When any of the British Royal Family visit Australia there is much excitement, media attention and, sometimes, debate. But, currently we have two visiting mo...

Peggy Guggenheim Opens My Eyes

In my life I have walked  into an art exhibition exactly twice and  been gobsmackingly awestruck. While I hope there are many more instances to come ,so far they have been rare ,but when they do ha...

Why so angry, Sydney ? It’s only public art.

  So, the City of Sydney is going to spend $9 million dollars on three pieces of public art, and the townsfolk are in a tiz. The outcry of negatives is strong, that the government should spend mo...

A Rhinoceros Sits In Venice

Gigi Bon is a Venetian artist, one of the few true Venetian artists left on the Island, Bon proudly tells me on a visit to ther studio. Mirabilia Studio D’Arte is part studio, part showroom, pa...

Glasgow School of Art Library Lost

Friday was a sad day for the art and design world with fire engulfing the Glasgow School of Art in the city’s heart, destroying the library and damaging multiple floors of the treasured building.Whi...

Italian Police Fight Crime With Stolen Art App

    It’s 1975 in Turin,  Italy, as a worker from the local Fiat factory attends an Italian Railway auction of lost property. He spies a couple of nice paintings, and for roughly 22 Eu...

Banksy’s Ménage à Quatre?

    While we wait to hear if Banksy claims responsibility for the Cheltenham telephone box piece found on Sunday morning in the UK, today Banksy’s website is showing another new piece. Ass...

Who’s Sneaking Who? Banksy Strikes Again

  Ever the social commentator, it looks like Banksy has created another piece of compelling street art in Gloucestershire, England. Sunday morning in the town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, app...

Pentimento Moustache

Imagine being appointed court painter to the King, any King –at just 24 years of age. Imagine leading this life until your death at 61.Imagine too, this is the 1600’s and your king is the most pow...

Margaret Olley

The prolific Margaret Hannah Olley AC (24 June 1923 – 26 July 2011) was a major contributor to Australian art with her uplifting works.  Margaret was the subject of more than 90 solo exhibitions...

Gauguin..Gauguin..Gone…?

    Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait, Les Misérables  1888, Van Gogh Museum. For a successful stockbroker and self taught artist, French post impressionist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) appeared to ha...