Landscape and desire

In terms of this year’s exhibition program, Ride the Caspian is a bit of a taste of what’s to come in APT7, which opens in December and features a strong focus on West and Central Asia. The work itself will also be part of the next Biennale of Sydney, opening shortly. Ride the Caspian is a collaborative work by…

People are the pulse, the breath, the life of the Queensland Art Gallery

The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) celebrates its 30th anniversary at our South Bank site on June 21 this year. Over the coming weeks, we will look back at the Gallery’s history, delve into our archives and share some of our stories. The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) celebrates its 30th anniversary at our South Bank site on June…

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…

Women artists and the Belle Époque

While the Belle Époque often brings to mind scenes of bustling bars and crowded cabaret halls, upper-class women did not participate in Paris’s lively nightlife. The six women artists included in ‘Modern Woman: Daughters and lovers 1850-1918: Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay’ focus on domestic scenes, often intimate moments within the home and in private…