Katy Hessel’s ambitious, weighty corrective to an art history canon that sidelines (or erases) women is ‘impressive and overdue’, writes Edwina Preston.
These women were intelligent, charismatic and unconventional – far more than just muses.
The Picasso Century at the National Gallery of Victoria is a remarkable exhibition that may change the way you will view Picasso.
Australian surrealism has long been understood as if it was imported from Paris. This new exhibition places two Czech-Australian émigrés at the heart of the movement.
At a time when surrealists were objectifying women’s bodies, American artist Dorothea Tanning was looking deeper at the transformative potential of female experience and the unconscious.
The groundbreaking German expressionist film Cabinet of Dr. Caligari premiered in 1920. It is just as shocking – and influential – 100 years on.
The Spanish artist was a master self-publicist and one of the most important thinkers in 20th-century art.
As the longest-running avant-garde movement of the 20th century, Surrealism’s scope and richness is perhaps unparalleled in its influence of modern art and culture.
Lurid Beauty is the first major examination of Australian Surrealism and its profound impact on Australian art from the 1930s to the present day. So how does it all hang together?