IT IS IN­TER­EST­ING A PAINTER DE­VOTED TO PAINT­ING EN PLEIN AIR SHOULD CRE­ATE HIS OWN AR­TI­FI­CIAL EN­SEM­BLE OF NAT­U­RAL MO­TIFS

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Visual Arts -

neg­a­tive re­al­ity is of­ten that they are the ones that didn’t sell or that weren’t fin­ished, or sim­ply stud­ies never in­tended for ex­hi­bi­tion.

There were a lot of weak pieces in the Pi­casso ex­hi­bi­tion and, for that mat­ter, a lot of weak Turn­ers in the Art Gallery of South Aus­tralia’s Turner show, also based on a contents-of-the-stu­dio col­lec­tion. I’ve com­mented be­fore on our ob­ses­sion with the size of block­busters. It does no ser­vice, ei­ther to a mu­seum or an artist, to pad out shows with in­fe­rior works sim­ply in or­der to reach a level of block­buster overkill.

As the ti­tle of the Melbourne show im­plies, its strength lies in the later gar­den pic­tures,

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