#art

visual arts such as drawing and painting

An inside view of outsider art

An inside view of outsider art

A show at Hobart’s MONA gallery prompted Dr Andrew Binns to reflect on the influence of ‘madness’ on art creation. The linked question of what is art and who is an artist is forever under challenge and this came to the fore in a recently concluded exhibition at Hobart’s now-legendary…

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters By Andrew Anderson Associate Professor, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne Republished with link from the Conversation It’s been argued the Impressionists were short sighted. The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, Camille Pissarro/Wikimedia Commons Vision is an…

Can looking at art make for better doctors?

Can looking at art make for better doctors?

by Heather Gaunt Curator of Academic Programs at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne In 1984, artist Jon Cattapan’s sister Adriana died in a car accident. His painting, titled Sister, and some accompanying drawings, were a response to this tragedy. Sister depicts a grey-shrouded body lying on…

Next exhibition ‘Fall’ at Serpentine Gallery

Next exhibition ‘Fall’ at Serpentine Gallery

The next exhibition ‘Fall’ opens on Friday 6 April at the Serpentine Gallery. The inspiration for ‘Fall’ is “an exploration of a movement; an action towards change; to fall in love; the fall of an empire; to fall into bed; to fall in love or out of favor; to fall…