William Yang: The beach

William Yang, like many of his fellow Australian photographers, cannot help but be fascinated with the beach. In 1969, Yang left Brisbane for the bright lights of Sydney, and he fell in love with the city. At a distance from his family and Queensland’s conservatism, Sydney provided an opportunity for reinvention. It was here that…

European Masterpieces: A journey through five centuries

The Australian-exclusive ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York‘ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 12 June until 17 October 2021 is a remarkable journey through five centuries of European painting from exquisite devotional scenes of the early Renaissance to fleeting glimpses of nature captured by the Impressionists. The exhibition…

Revolution and Art for the People: European Masterpieces from the Met, New York

From Goya’s 1810 portrait of the child José Costa y Bonells (died 1870), Called Pepito to Claude Monet at the height of Impressionism in the early 1900s, the 18 works displayed in ‘Revolution and Art for the People’ herald the emergence of the Modern era, when the radical notion of the creatively independent artist took…

Absolutism and Enlightenment: European Masterpieces from the Met, New York

The second chapter in ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ (12 June until 17 October 2021) ‘Absolutism and Enlightenment’ takes us through the Italian Baroque, Dutch Golden Age, French Rococo and Neoclassical movements. These 30 works, together with those in ‘Devotion and Renaissance’ and ‘Revolution and Art for the People’, tell…

Devotion and Renaissance: European Masterpieces from the Met, New York

Throughout history, artists have shown an inexhaustible capacity for creativity. Spanning 500 years, the 65 superb paintings in ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’, at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) 12 June until 17 October 2021, offer a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and the emerging Renaissance to conclude at…

All art is contemporary: European Masterpieces from the Met, New York

In their significance, brilliance and invention, the paintings in ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ — at the Gallery of Modern Art from 12 June until 17 October 2021 — are as revelatory today as ever. Drawn from one of the world’s greatest art museum collections, the 65 paintings featured are…