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"Parallel Visions: Affinities within the Australian Collection"
2002-02-22 until 2003-02-02
Art Gallery of New South Wales
This exhibition features 200 works by 22 of Australia's foremost artists
and includes some of their most acclaimed masterpieces. Each artist is
paired or grouped with a fellow spirit in a deliberate exercise of
comparisons, revealing to varying degrees shared artistic intentions and
in many cases a personal relationship.
Some of the most revered landscapes in the Art Gallery of New South Wales
collection are included: from Hans Heysen's beautiful watercolour Summer,
1909 to Jeffrey Smart's Truck and trailer approaching a city, 1973;
figurative compositions from the spectacular Summer time c. 1907 by Rupert
Bunny to sensuous watercolours and drawings by Norman Lindsay and Donald
Friend; probing poetic abstractions by Ralph Balson and Roger Kemp; and
amongst the finest still-life paintings by Australia's consummate artist
of the genre, Margaret Olley.
Through the comparison between one artist and another, the exhibition
Parallel Visions reveals one of the most fascinating components in the
adventure of appreciating collections and provides a fresh reading of
material under our custodianship, Barry Pearce, Senior Curator of
Australian Art and Curator of this exhibition.
Synchromy in Orange Major 1919
Bequest of Mervyn Horton 1983.
copyright J. Murray
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