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

People. Boilermakers, housewives, bus drivers, dressmakers, clerks, students, typists, children, teachers. People are the pulse, the breath of the Art Gallery. Their presence, their interest, their movement make the building live. The Art Gallery is not designed merely as a vast repository of paintings and sculptures. Every metre within its halls projects a quality of…

‘Henri Matisse: Dessins. Themes et Variations’ Rare book or time machine?

It’s not unusual for a book to show the expanse of an artist’s work but Henri Matisse: Dessins. Themes et Variations, published in 1943 and limited to 950 copies offers something more intimate. Dessins. Themes et Variations is a portfolio of drawings consisting of 158 plates produced in lithography and presented on single loose leaf…