Lauraine Diggins Fine Art invites you to take

A Closer Look At… Aspects of Australian Modernism. Arguably, there is no conclusive identifying “modernist” movement in Australian art, and the term is generally applied to an expansive period of the nineteenth century encompassing a diverse range of artists and their practices and their concern to seek new forms of expression and experimentation in materials and techniques in the face of advances in industry, science, technology, philosophy, politics and urban growth. Most clearly in the visual arts this was reflected in developments in colour, perspective, composition and the confidence of Australian artists to look to Australian culture for inspiration, creating a unique Australian idiom.

This A Closer Look At… examines the way artists responded to the world around them, from Albert Tucker’s brightly coloured parrots flashing through the dense bush and Danila Vassilieff’s vigorous depictions of inner city streets. It also touches on the influence of Cezanne and Paris masters, especially in the use of colour as seen in the work of Roland Wakelin and Bessie Davidson. Further focus is on William Dobell, Max Dupain, Donald Friend, Constance Stokes and Jeffrey Smart. To read further please click here

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