Monthly archive July, 2010
Claes Oldenburg – Wood-Fired Pizza

Claes Oldenburg – Wood-Fired Pizza

I am excited to be writing from Michigan where I am on holiday for the next couple of weeks. Trading winter for summer has been wonderful, and last night I had the pleasure of testing out a few recipes in my aunt & uncle’s wood-fired pizza oven. It is a beautiful set-up (pictured below) and...
Margaret Olley – Orange Grapefruit Marmalade

Margaret Olley – Orange Grapefruit Marmalade

On August 5th, the exhibition Slow Burn – A century of Australian women artists from a private collection, will open at the S.H. Ervin Gallery. I have spent the past four months working very hard on the exhibition catalogue and am very proud to be a co-author on such an exciting and important project. Of...
Édouard Manet – Bouillabaisse

Édouard Manet – Bouillabaisse

The reduction of the genre of still life to its title produces a problem between languages.  In English, the name ‘still life’ carries certain connotations.  The word ‘life’ produces the idea of movement; the subject is living and has been captured or stilled within the painting.  The title creates the idea that ‘still life’ is...
Paul Cézanne - French Onion Soup

Paul Cézanne – French Onion Soup

My big writing project is almost over and I am very happy to be able to spend a bit more time on this space. I have an exciting series of posts lined up in conjunction with the writing project because there are so many fantastic artists here in Australia. I want to devote a bit...