Cultural Curiousity

This weekend Duckfish and I went to Canberra and the National Gallery of Australia. We only intended to spend a few hours in the gallery and ended up spending all weekend there.

Seeing real art in front of you is amazing. It’s nothing like looking at a picture on the internet or in a book. It’s the difference between watching a ballet on TV and being in the front row of the theatre and seeing the sweat bead on the brows of the dancers.

Golden Summer Arthur Streeton

Arthur Streeton – Golden Summer 1889

Art changes the way you look at the world. You see beauty where before you saw chaos. You see light and shadows playing together. And you experience the focus, talent and dedication of the person who put ever stroke of paint on the canvas.

Ferntree Gully

Eugene Von Guérard- Ferntree Gully 1857

McMahons Point

Arthur Streeton – McMahons Point Ferry 1890

When I turned one corner I was surprised to see the painting below – the original Magritte painting that inspired my video Suicide Widow.

rene magritte the lovers

René Magritte – The Lovers 1928

And on a road trip, you get to listen to great music on the radio.

Even songs about galleries …

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