From the battlefield to the home front

George Washington Lambert was commissioned by the Australian Government and concentrated on set-piece battlefield paintings in Palestine & Turkey. Recent conservation on one of these works, Walk (An incident at Romani) 1919-22 has involved examination and removal of a discoloured dirt and grime layer from the picture surface. George W Lambert served as an Official World War One…

Watch as we clean Anthony Alder’s Heron’s home

Watch our time-lapse as Anthony Alder’s original colours are restored in Heron’s home showing the full tonal range and sharpness of colour. A final varnish layer on a finished painting has been an artistic practice for centuries. Artists often apply a transparent varnish to give saturation and their desired level of gloss to the painting, as well…

Modern and Contemporary Painters’ Techniques

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of modern and contemporary painters’ techniques? Do you want to know what Arthur Boyd, Ian Fairweather, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Sidney Nolan, Manuel Ocampo, Nam Jun Paik and DeWain Valentine have in common? Then join us at GOMA on 10-11 December 2012!  We will be hosting The Meaning of…

Inner energy, cosmic force

Untitled (Chakraman) is a rare example of Nepalese painting. Visually striking in its scale and colour, and rich with iconography, it illustrates concepts connected to Buddhism, Hinduism, tantric principles and yoga, while depicting a great number of deities and incarnations. The central figure is a yogi (male yoga practitioner) showing the inner structure of the body that presents…