Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jacopo Bassano (da Ponte)

Pastoral Landscape, c. 1560, 139 x 129 cm
Museo Thyssen, Madrid.

White acts as a unifying element in this composition.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Adrian Stokes - English

Uplands and Sky, 1886-8

Philip Wolfhagen - Australian 1963-

Night Beacon 2005, 200.6 x 210.4 cm

Washington Allston - American

Figure by a Lake

A single figure creates a mood of poetic reverie. Two can be a crowd in works such as this.

Ged Quinn - English 1963-

English, Darkening of the Green 2003-4

Quinn's large landscapes taken from Claude Lorrain, etc. register as old master paintings. On closer inspection they reveal details that refer to disquieting episodes from more recent history, here the plan of a controversial prison.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ralph Wilson - Australian

Lotus, 167 x 152 cm, $38 000

Haziness creates a sense of mystery

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Jean-Michel Cels, Cloud Study, 262 x 365mm

Photo - Renate Aller - Swiss Photographer

Just a touch of warm colour sets off the predominantly blue hues.