Sunday, February 28, 2010

Art in Canberra

Fiona and I have spent almost all of the last few weeks working in Canberra. Whilst we had little time for actually doing art we did get the opportunity to visit the Masterpieces from Paris (MFP) exhibition at the National Gallery; and exhibitions etc at a couple of other small local galleries.

The MFP features 112 works of modern art from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris - including many Post Impressionist pieces. Both Fiona and I had our favourites of course including van Gogh’s Starry Night (photo of image from exhibition lens cleaning cloth).

However I was a bit taken with the Pointillism movement and the pieces in the exhibition. I just loved the clever way the artists created images. tones etc by using juxtaposed dots of distinct colour.

The photos posted here are taken from a couple of exhibition postcards. The first is by Henri-Edmond Cross titled Hair; and the second is by Georgas Seurat titled Model from the back.

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