How does rock art matter? New research finds it can act as a kind of intergenerational media –even when no longer visible to the eye.
Not everything that was painted can be taken as fact.
Leak will be the first official portrait painter of a former Prime Minister who has not been an Archibald finalist.
50 years ago Art News published Linda Nochlin's essay, Why have there been no great women artists? It would change how we see art and its institutions, and still reverberates today.
Women continue to be stereotyped as passive and meek. For this reason, international courts often let women war criminals off the hook.
A major survey of Gordon Bennett's work showcases a dizzying blend of styles and themes.
After Canadian painter Mary Riter Hamilton was rejected for service as a war artist because she was a woman, she trekked battlefields to create more than 320 works that recall the missing soldiers.
Flies have long held symbolic meaning in the history of art. In portraits made in Renaissance Europe, the presence of a fly symbolizes the transience of human life.
For the first time in its 99 year-history, the Archibald Prize has been won by an Indigenous painter. The Wynne and Sulman Prize winners also signal a time of change.
Most years, the Archibald exhibition is worth viewing as an amusing exercise in social history. This year it is worth seeing for the art.
Decades of under-funding have left many Australian art schools in a perilous state. And the present political and intellectual hostility to the creative arts is threatening their very existence.
When Abbott Thayer's wife succumbed to the disease, his life and art underwent a dramatic shift.
In a system that treats people as objects to be counted, chained, searched and assigned a number, art is a way for prisoners to reassert their agency – and reclaim their lives.
Artist Edvard Munch depicted despair provoked by disease in turn-of-the-century works. In these coronavirus times, his iconic image speaks to our anxieties about illness and societal collapse.
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.
Though galleries have since closed their doors, this reviewer got to see Mavis Ngallametta's works in all their glory. Their birdseye view of Country provides a perspective we're missing right now.
Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.
Hugh Ramsay's Two girls in white, was painted just two years before he died at the age of 28 in 1906. It is the central work in the National Gallery of Australia's survey exhibition.
The Dutch master has intrigued art-lovers for four centuries. His strength in depicting the human experience compels audiences even after four hundred years.
Images of wildfires are powerful, but can make climate catastrophe seem like something spectacular and distant. So some artists are focusing on the plants and bugs in our immediate surroundings.