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The Black Square - an icon of abstraction

  On 3 November 2008 a work by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich entitled Suprematist Composition from 1916 set the world record for any Russian work ...

Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

If you don’t know who Gerhard Richter is, you’re probably not alone. He is considered to be one of the greatest...

David Hockney – a master colourist

  I first came across David Hockney’s work through the lithographs of Celia Birtwell, wy back in the 70s when I was...

Modernism in Queensland

In a post-post-modernist world, how many people are familiar with the amazing accomplishments of the modernists? They were the pioneers of colour, form, ...

Pastiche or homage?

On a recent visit to the Queensland Art Gallery I was intrigued by a number of images and realised that they...

Marguerite – when passion isn’t enough

If you get a chance to see this film, do so. I thought I was going to see a light-hearted comedy/satire...