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The Humility of Hokusai

April 4, 2018 |

北斎の謙虚さ

  Alexandra Sasse  

“If heaven had granted me five more years, I could have become a real painter.” – Katsushika Hokusai

   

Last year, one hundred and seventy-six elegant woodblock prints by Japanese nineteenth … Read More

Is Landscape Painting History?

May 1, 2017 |

by Alexandra Sassé  

Seeing the world as more than a backdrop or stage-set for unfolding narratives is the basic premise of landscape painting. It requires sensation rather than symbol to be the dominant motive. This is at odds with … Read More

Desperately Seeking Fox

December 3, 2016 |

THE LEN FOX PAINTING AWARD CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY

by Alexandra Sasse  

Categories. They are very useful things. All sorts of unlikely objects or ideas can be clumped together simply on the basis that they have one thing in common. … Read More

Surreal Worlds

October 31, 2016 |

JOHN LESLIE ART PRIZE Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

by Alexandra Sasse   This landscape painting prize, based in Sale, is one of those generous moments when a local benefactor makes a significant contribution to the nation’s cultural life. Art awards … Read More