Library and archives
The Changing Face of Maori Art
Islands in the Sun
Peter Siddell: Landscape
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award 2003
The Creation of the Melbourne Collections
Japonism in Fashion
In Memory of Robert Erwin
I’ve never actually seen the Mona Lisa, and it’s a fair bet that most people reading this article haven’t either. Yet, according to Wikipedia, the painting is ‘the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world’. So how to account for the fame of an artwork we haven’t seen? And what have reproductions of Da Vinci’s sixteenth-century portrait got to teach us about time-based art and the online environment in 2015?
I've always been a fan of Len Lye's work so it was a treat to see his kinetic sculpture on display in Len Lye: Kaleidoscope at the City Gallery when I passed through Wellington last week.
Len Lye: The Total Artwork
Celebrates the centenary of one of New Zealand's most inventive artists.
Some notes on movement in art
Hanging from the ceiling in my infant son's room is a mobile. At rest, he seems to scarcely notice its suspended figures, but a quick breath brings them to life and, drawn to their gentle twirling, his face brightens and body tenses with a laugh.