Jeffrey Smart (1921 – 2013)
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Jeffrey Smart (1921 – 2013)

In memory of one of the greats of Australian painting who passed away earlier this week, Jeffrey Smart. Despite Modernism’s challenge to representational imagery, and the subsequent Death of Painting discourse which questioned the relevance of painting within the contemporary art spectrum, Smart remained true to his chosen genre and medium and created some of the most iconic … Continue reading

RICK AMOR and Modern Mythologies
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RICK AMOR and Modern Mythologies

“Mythmaking in the Modern Age” an excerpt from Levelling Time: The Figurative Painting of Rick Amor, Eolo Paul Bottaro and Jeffrey Smart, a Masters Thesis by Marguerite Brown, 2012. The presence of mythological threads are  veiled in Rick Amor’s work, yet exist as a recurrent subtext nonetheless. Amor’s images generally avoid a definitive interpretation, he … Continue reading