500 years of music inspired by European Masterpieces

 

While the masters Rembrandt (1606-69), Turner (1775-1851), Degas (1834-1917) and Monet (1840-1926) were painting their way into art history, European music was also undertaking an evolutionary transformation. Over the 500-year lifespan of ‘European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of New York’, some of the most famous composers wrote their timeless classics, including Bach (1685-1750), Mozart…

The importance of dress: Just like the Met Gala… a sense of style is never out of fashion

Just like the 2021 Met Gala ― fashion’s biggest night of the year to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute ― this year on 13 September rather than first Monday in May, a sense of style is never out of fashion. An iconic Met Gala moment Clothes function not just as a personal…

The fragility of life: Understanding its symbolism

Exploring art is not just a visual experience, the act of seeing can trigger a whole range of responses, our sensory awareness is awakened by visual cues. From the slipperiness of soap to the flickering wick of an oil lamp, visceral connections increase the depth of visual enjoyment. Featuring paintings from one of the world’s…

Experience Judy Watson’s ‘tow row’ in digital reality

QAGOMA has launched an immersive digital experience that animates and illuminates the significance of tow row 2016, the bronze fishing net sculpture by leading Queensland artist Judy Watson on permanent display at the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Watson was born in Mundubbera in south-east Queensland and the spirit of much of…

These sleeves could be your life: Art and music

From enigmatic artworks to repurposed images, I’m sure many can testify to similar experiences of being introduced to visual artists and its many ‘genres’ via their record collection. In the second in the series — Sleevage: Collaborations between art and music — these musical conduits highlight the compact lessons in the history of art and…