A few days back we visited Turner Galleries in the Perth suburb of Northbridge to see the current exhibition, “The Council” by Stuart Elliott. The life size figures are both enigmatic and rather threatening, in a Star Wars-ish way. The exhibition ends on 26 May and is well worth a visit.
We also liked this set of paintings in The Corsini Collection at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. They are titled “The Muses” are were painted by Giovanni Santi – not exactly a familiar name, but his son Raphael certainly hit the big time. The exhibition runs through to 18 June 2018.
Yet another famous Italian painter in the Corsini Collection, currently being exhibited at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This portrait of Maffeo Barberini is by Caravaggio.
This painting of Saint Simon by Tintoretto is also in the Corsini Collection, on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia at present. It was painted about 85 years after yesterday’s Botticelli and is very different – more realistic and moving, less pretty and pious.
This painting by Botticelli is the centrepiece of the Corsini Collection (or ‘A Window on Italy’, to be more accurate), currently on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Titled “Madonna and Child with six angels” it is full of colour, detail, religious symbolism and beautifully expressive faces.
A few days back we went to the Art Gallery of Western Australia to see the exhibition of art from the Palazzo Corsini in Florence. It’s like visiting Italy – but without the airfares and jetlag.
Last week we visited the Fremantle Arts Centre to see the current exhibition, “In Cahoots” which runs through to 28 January.
We especially liked the series of photographs based on Star Wars and comic book superheroes, by Tony Albert, David C Collins and collaborators.
And also this demonstration of how to turn a dead car door into an artwork, by Sean Cordeiro, Claire Healy and Kumpaya Girgiba.