Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I went down to Sydney to see the Paths to Abstraction exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This consisted of "140-plus works by some of the most influential artists of the modern era, including Whistler, Cézanne, Monet, Seurat, Vuillard, Bonnard, Gauguin, Matisse, Derain, Picasso, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Hans Arp and Sophie Taüber-Arp" http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/paths-abstraction/. It was exciting to see such a collection of well-known artists work.
I went down for the weekend. On the Sunday I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the S.H. Ervin Gallery. Primavera was showing at the MCA which is an exhibition of artists under the age of 35 years.
The exhibition at the S. H. Ervin Gallery was of Australian women artists. "Slow Burn- A century of Australian women artists from a private collection. Slow Burn traces the history of women artists in Australia and the development of a remarkable private collection over a 15 year period. The evolution of the collection was guided by the late art dealer, Eva Breuer. This exhibition presents ninety three Australian women artists ranging from the delicate pastels of Janet Cumbrae Stewart to the modernist prints of Margaret Preston through to the bio-techno sculptures of Patricia Piccinini. The works in the exhibition demonstrate the skill and versatility of women artists over the past hundred years."