Archive for February, 2012

Valadon, American beauty with pear and apple. 2010

American beauty and the Caravaggesque

In 2009 artist Rosemary Valadon had a sell out show at Eva Breuer Gallery with a suite of giant teacups under the title Euphoria: the tea party. At first glance they appear all very feminine, domestic and decorous. On second look these works are¬†anything¬†but! This one, American Beauty with pear and nectarine blossum is my favourite and I’ve been trying
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The Homer Simpson of AGNSW

While not normally a fan of the Simpsons, I stopped by AGNSW some weeks ago to view the new Kaldor collection and there I saw Homer. He was not, as you might suspect, a visitor muttering the well-known cliche ‘my six year old could paint that’, nor was he one of dozens of bus-bound seniors, devouring Sydney ‘cultcha’ en-mass before
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