Category Archives: Modernism

• The Indefatigable William Hughes

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The World of Mortimer Menpes

The exhibition The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur Art Gallery of South Australia, until 7 September 2014 Until recently, Mortimer Menpes (pronounced Mem-pes) (1855-1938) was a shadowy and somewhat forgotten figure in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Australian art. He was … Continue reading

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Lidia Groblicka

Lidia Groblicka: Suburban Iconographer A printmaker’s view of life from Poland to Australia by Adam Dutkiewicz Moon Arrow Press 2010 ISBN 9780977545551 (pbk) – sold out ISBN 9780992434816 (hbk) Lidia Groblicka  died suddenly at the beginning of 2012. A major … Continue reading

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Australian Modern Design

A look behind the official story and in the cracks of Australian modernism Early in 2014 a project I contributed to was published in Brisbane. My role to present the story of modernism as it appeared in Adelaide after the Second … Continue reading

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Dali survey, 2009

DALI: Liquid Desire National Gallery of Victoria, 2009 The exhibition begins with a somewhat abstract painting of a town, in pastel palette, and with obvious affinities with Cézanne’s taches. Then a precocious teenager, Dalí had an enormous appetite to learn … Continue reading

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Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz

This full biography of the Polish-born Australian artist comes in a 30 x 30 cm hardcover with dust jacket. It amounts to 160 pages in full colour, with 187 photographs and illustrations, including 55 full-page colour plates. This book is … Continue reading

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