inspiring

It was love at first sight.    Australian painters – unknown to us – with brilliant works.

Our friend, Jamie, also taking a photo of “Untitled (Jupiter to Tjukula) by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1979.

Our friend, Jamie,  taking a photo of “Untitled (Jupiter to Tjukula) by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1979.

Jamie, Wuan and their daughter, Reina, took us to the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  As soon as we stepped inside we saw painting after painting we loved.

“Brazil no 3” by David Aspden, 1971

“Brazil no 3” by David Aspden, 1971

 

“Urban sketch” by Hector Gilliland, 1958

“Urban sketch” by Hector Gilliland, 1958

The artist’s technique for “Margaret Olley” by Ben Quilty, 2011, merited a more serious look.  It’s a minimal, yet bold, portrait.  Look at the detail first, then the whole.

A detail of the subject’s eye.

A detail of the subject’s eye.

 

The whole painting

The whole painting

The gallery across from the contemporary Australian art was dimly lit to set the scene for the Asian Art collection.  We’ll leave you with a contemplative piece.

Shinto deity – 10th -11th century

Shinto deity – 10th -11th century

 

April 2014

 

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3 Responses to inspiring

  1. icelandpenny says:

    Lovely images. I visited that museum myself, when in Sydney, you bring back memories.

  2. Elisa says:

    oh I love the “Margaret Olley” piece!!

  3. AJ says:

    Very neat! I’m not normally an art museum fan, but that one looks wonderful! Of course, I’d have to ever get to Australia to see it…

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