Saturday, October 9, 2010

Contemporary Encounters

In my blog post yesterday I completely forgot to mention the work that most appealed to me from the Contemporary Encounters: A selection of works from the Victorian foundation for living Australian artists exhibition at the NGV. It was this large, wet shinny surface painting by Domenico de Clario. In an exquisite blend of darkness and light, milky colored paint spills forth, like so much seminal fluid across a dark and empty terrain ~ the moon has collapsed her boundaries ~ distorted and dispersed she takes on new form. My photograph here certainly doesn't show its absolute beauty, it's gentle presence, or its luminous, atmospheric feel. You really need to be standing in front of artworks to appreciate them.

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