Van Gogh and the Seasons

Just before his death, Vincent van Gogh said to his beloved brother Theo, ‘La tristesse durera toujours’ ­– the sadness will last forever. And many…

John Perceval: Diamonds and Dark Clouds

It’s three-quarters the way through November, and we’ve finally got a decent day down on the Peninsula. Twenty-six degrees in Blairgowrie and Sorrento, 30 in…

Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists

Louis XIV, the Sun King, is famous for creating the glittering palace of Versailles and committing its court to a life of unbridled decadence. Louis…

The Colt in the Codpiece – Degas

For as far back as I can remember, Van Gogh and Monet were my favourites; Degas never got a look-in until a happenstance compelled me….

Australian Impressionist: John Peter Russell

In my early twenties, it was par for the course to make love in the middle of the day on the back lawn, down the…

Tom Roberts – Sharing the Shed Dream

For love of Australian shearing sheds, and the golden light that is showcased in many of Australia’s iconic paintings, artist Ivan Durrant shears shares the shed…

Art Renaissance – Bryony Nainby

Bryony Nainby gives the great heavy door a heave with her shoulder and it slowly slides open. The Benalla Art Gallery director walks into the…

Charlie Brown – The Accidental Artist

I’ve know mountain photographer Charlie Brown for almost two decades. His commercial and at times more explorative imagery of Falls Creek, other mountain scenes, family,...

HyperAmerica

Richard Estes, Downtown, 1978, Oil on Canvas, 122 x 152 cm Photo © museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien Loan by Österreichischen Ludwig Stiftung An…

Temperamental – Celebrating the life and music of Christina Amphlett

Whatever took me so long: I’d been a fan of Chrissy Amphlett and Divinyls since the release of their 1983 Monkey Grip EP, yet it…