Category: from the Conversation

Vincent van Gogh. Sunflowers. 1888. © The National Gallery, London

Botticelli to Van Gogh

Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia until 14 June 2021 – review from the Conversation. Botticelli to Van Gogh: from luminous, lyrical beauty to the spoils of empire Vincent...

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Are Australia’s art schools endangered?

Friday essay: amid a war on culture, are Australia’s art schools an endangered species? shutterstock Sasha Grishin, Australian National University The plight of art schools in Australia in recent decades is hardly breaking news....

Judith Beheading Holofernes, painted by Artemisia Gentileschi c. 1614-20

Why weren’t there any great women artists?

Why weren’t there any great women artists? In gratitude to Linda Nochlin Judith Beheading Holofernes, painted by Artemisia Gentileschi c. 1614-20. Museo di Capodimonte, Napoli/Wikimedia Commons Joanna Mendelssohn, University of Melbourne In January 1971,...