Tag Archives: #Surrealism

How To Create Some Very Angry Penguins

Editors of an Australian mid-century literary and artistic avant-garde magazine ‘Angry Penguins’ were devoted to the cause of Modernism which was based on the movements of Surrealism and Expressionism. From its humble beginnings in Adelaide, South Australia, through to its … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Ernst

Landscape with Wheatgerm (1936) The beginning of April was both good and bad for Max Ernst as this represents his birth and death. Ernst was born on 2 April 1891 in the German city of Brühl and died on 1 April 1976 … Continue reading

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Plenty of reason to be a fan of Gleeson

Australian artist, poet, critic, writer and curator, James Timothy Gleeson was born in the Sydney suburb of Hornsby on 22 November, 1915. He attended East Sydney Technical College. In his youth, he was fascinated by art and became inspired by the … Continue reading

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Lucien Coutaud – How he loved the twilight

Lucien Coutaud was a French surrealist painter and engraver who was born on 13th December, 1904, in Meynes, Gard, France.  He had 40+ years success with his artwork which has varied widely from painting, drawing, print-making, costume designing and illustrating over … Continue reading

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In the Old Days, Rising in the Morning Was So Easy

It is the 230th anniversary of the death of 18th Century French Artist, Nicolas Bernard Lépicié. Born on the 16th of June in 1735, to husband and wife team of engravers; it is probably of little surprise that the young … Continue reading

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Modern photography must do more than entertain…

… so said Max Dupain… and he continued:  “It must incite thought and by its clear statements of actuality, cultivate a sympathetic understanding of men and women and the life they live and create.” Australian modernist photographer, Max or Maxwell … Continue reading

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And Frida Kahlo said that?…

“I was born a bitch. I was born a painter,” are supposedly the self-descriptive words uttered by iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo who is best known for her self-portraits. Frida, was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; in Coyoacán, … Continue reading

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Feeling a bit shattered?

Here we have a theme of a broken pane of glass. The first is a shattered glass pane of a window in a building. When I first looked at it, I barely thought of it as anything other than a … Continue reading

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Klee-rly you do not look a day over 90

It’s been 73 years since  Paul Klee  died. (18 December 1879 –  29 June 1940). But it is difficult to realise that this piece, entitled “Senecio” was painted by Klee back in 1922 (that’s already 91 years ago!) and it … Continue reading

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