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Profile: Australian Artist Loui Jover

Posted: September 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Artist, Loui Jover | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Image © Loui Jover

Loui Jover is an Australian based artist with a unique style of art. He basically uses ink on pages from vintage books to create eye-catching and emotionally charged images of women’s faces. His images also incorporate couples in intensely emotional states. His works have been hailed as truly creative and emotional. Sir Hon. Ronald Arcilli OBE once called him a truly wonderful artist. Art enthusiasts who would like to acquire his work can get paintings for sale at www.saatchionline.com. As an avid artist who draws every single day creating books of cartoons, and drawings, Loui has travelled extensively all over Europe and Asia :: Read the full article »»»»

Jeffrey Smart Passed

Posted: June 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art News, Jeffrey Smart | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Jeffrey Smart Passed

Jeffrey Smart

One of My favourite – and the world’s – Australian artists, Jeffrey Smart has died in Italy aged 91. The Adelaide-born artist, who was known for his precise, stark urban landscapes, trained in Australia and Europe and was living in Italy.

Smart was born and educated in Adelaide where he worked as an Art teacher. After departing for Europe in 1948 he studied in Paris at La Grande Chaumière, and later at the Académie Montmartre under Fernand Léger. Smart returned to Australia in 1951, living in Sydney, he began exhibiting frequently from 1957.

In 1963 Smart moved to Italy,  in 1971 after a successful exhibition in London, bought “Posticcia Nuova” near Arezzo in Tuscany where he resided with his partner until his death.

Smart is known for finding the beauty in ordinary – very static – objects, and for his fearless colour palette. Smart is one of Australia’s best known artists with his almost iconic and unique imagery, he was heavily influenced by various artists and art forms :: Read the full article »»»»

UPDATE! Arthur Boyd ‘Bride Running Away’ Sells For $AU1.68 Million

Posted: August 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ART | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! Arthur Boyd ‘Bride Running Away’ Sells For $AU1.68 Million

Arthur Boyd - Bride Running Away AuctionUPDATED: Bride Running Away has set a new record for a Boyd Painting, fetching $AU1.68 Million at auction. The work was created in 1957, and is part of the “love marriage and death of a half caste” series, exploring the plight of Indigenous Australians at a time when they were greatly marginalised. The painting has been in a private collection since 1969.

Geoffrey Smith from Sotheby’s said the sale presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy the famous painting. “Bride Running Away is an icon of 20th century Australian art,” Mr Smith said.

“It was purchased by the current owners from Australian Galleries in 1969 and has never been offered publicly for sale.”

Mr Smith pointed out that the piece had great cultural significance. “It’s an incredibly seminal painting, a key work in his oeuvre. And was very confronting when it was first painted,” Mr Smith said. “Arthur Boyd was a great humanist and as an artist he explored the themes, the issues that confronted human kind.” :: Read the full article »»»»