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Cressida Campbell exhibition at National Gallery of Australia cements underrated Australian artist’s place in the canon

A mural-like painting of an intricately adorned kitchen shelf wraps the entrance to the National Gallery of Australia’s newest exhibition. In it, an array of household objects are celebrated with exceptional precision: a leek is propped against a blue and white ceramic vessel, black kitchen scissors protrude from a white milk jug, a sprig of lavender […]

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Canberra’s newest playground inspired by Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’

Canberra’s newest playground has drawn inspiration from the most famous painting in the National Gallery of Australia’s collection.  Blue Poles Park in Whitlam pays homage to Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist masterpiece ‘Blue Poles’ (1952), which turns 70 this year.  Acquired by the Whitlam Government in August 1973 for $1.3 million, the painting initially generated great controversy but now attracts […]

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A New Brushstroke Analysis Reveals Vermeer Was Not the Painstaking Perfectionist Art Historians Long Thought

For generations, art historians believed Johannes Vermeer was a perfectionist who worked very slowly—a theory supported by his precisely placed brush strokes and relatively limited career output. But in examining one of the painter’s masterpieces, researchers at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C., found that may not have actually been the case.  […]

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