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Tag archives: Robert Nelson

It’s Painting, Stupid! Why Painting Will Never Die

It’s Painting, Stupid! Why Painting Will Never Die

W H Chong September 23, 2016

Critic and painters stouch, but people will keep on painting.

FILM: Only as good as it looks

FILM: Only as good as it looks

W H Chong November 17, 2013

Photochemical film is on the verge of extinction. Tacita Dean, one of Britain's foremost artists, shows "FILM," an homage to her expiring medium. At ACCA till Nov 24.

Nude Renewed (Stephen Benwell’s naked little men)

Nude Renewed (Stephen Benwell’s naked little men)

W H Chong October 24, 2013

Grayson Perry won the Turner Prize in 2003 with ceramic works; Stephen Benwell is better. And he has achieved something original, new and true with his naked little men. At Heide till Nov 10.

Self-portraits: why do it? (Rembrandt in NGV’s “Naked Face”)

Self-portraits: why do it? (Rembrandt in NGV’s “Naked Face”)

W H Chong February 8, 2011 7 Comments

I’ve been a couple of times to see the NGV’s self-portrait exhibition, Naked Face. Christopher Allen in the Australian totally trashed the show. On the catalogue: “Gerard Vaughan, the gallery’s director, describes Vivien Gaston’s catalogue text as inspiring … The writing is dull, peppered with cliches and seldom even perceptive, let alone thought-provoking.” Paragraph 5 […]