Judith Slaying Holofernes.
Katy Hessel’s ambitious, weighty corrective to an art history canon that sidelines (or erases) women is ‘impressive and overdue’, writes Edwina Preston.
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More is more in #cluttercore, the new interior trend championed by the young maximalists of TikTok.
Louis Maqhubela in London.
Images courtesy the Maqhubela family
The last great modernist of South African painting, he influenced a generation of black artists.
Ulysses is often written off as inaccessible but the epic is much more readable than most assume.
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It might seem a daunting task, but the trick is to not start reading from the beginning.
By the standards of the day, Ulysses was extremely sexually explicit.
James Joyce was particular about the shade of blue that would grace the cover of Ulysses.
An ode to his hero Homer? The act of a man losing his sight? What is the story behind the famous Ulysses blue.
Time/Timeless/No Time (2004) by Walter De Maria.
The Chichu Art Museum, on the Japanese island of Naoshima, is a breathtaking place to rethink the relationship between nature and people.
A young Virginia Woolf photographed in 1902.
Written in 1929, this short, passionate book highlighting the silencing of women’s voices continues to shape our culture.
The arts, literature and culture provide models for hope and resilience in times of crisis.
The radical hope we find in the arts, culture and literature is often a reflection of the times. Drawing from the past there are many examples of how dreams can become a form of resilience.
A 1974 photograph of Buffalo’s Shoreline Apartments.
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Mismanaged and in disrepair, many low-income housing complexes are nonetheless seen as important avatars of modern architecture. But are calls for their preservation forgetting those who matter most?
Joy Hester at Fitzroy Gardens, 1942.
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Joy Hester’s entire body of work can be understood as an exploration of human relationships, connections, in all their complexity. A major retrospective now acknowledges her contribution.
Beethoven’s compositions combine power, rhythm and deeply felt meaning - and they did not come easily. The composer was ahead of his time, and he knew it, even then.
A fake Lucky Sibiya investigated by the art school.
Fake copies of works by legendary black South African modernist artists are flooding the market - and one university is deploying a range of scientific tests to expose them.
Writing vividly about her beloved Aberdeenshire landscape has reconnected many readers and writers to nature, underscoring the need to protect our fragile environment.
A Royal Victorian Small Homes House, designed in conjuction with The Age newspaper, 1955.
Photo: Wolfgang Sievers. Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria
Renewed interest in mid-century modern houses is more about substance than style. They represent the emergence of a new spirit and a coming of age in postwar Australia.
John Lander Browne’s hillside house at Church Point might have been Sydney’s first notable postwar interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic principles.
Max Dupain (c.1948)
Sydney Schools weren’t actually schools, but houses that embraced the native Australian landscape, and reacted to international modernism.
Over the last hundred years, there have been at least three major waves of ‘progressive’ education in Ontario. Here, Premier Doug Ford with Finance Minister Vic Fedeli after presenting the 2019 budget at the legislature on April 11, 2019.
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The Progressive Conservative government’s call to modernize education invokes long-standing rhetoric about progressive education in paradoxical ways.
What does Hockey’s auction record for a living artist mean beyond the art market?
Paul Signac, ‘Leaving the Port of Marseille’ 1906/7 oil on canvas, 46 x 55.2 cm, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Inv GE 6524.
Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Vladimir Terebenin.
In the early 20th century, two families of collectors brought the best of modern French art to Russia. Many of their paintings - including works by Picasso, Matisse and Cezanne - can now be seen in Sydney.
Cities were once considered a source of many problems. But that vision has changed over the last generation.
Our current celebration of cities is a big shift from the past generation when cities were seen to contain all of our problems. Should we believe the hype? Are the new ideas equally problematic?