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Paths to Abstraction

Paths to Abstraction

The Art Gallery of NSW has an exhibition called Paths to Abstraction that explores the changes in painting in the late 19th and early 20th century. It shows until 19th of September 2010.

On loan from 59 of the most prestigious art collections in the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, are works by Whistler, Monet, Braque and all the famous names of contemporary art of the period.

The exhibit allows you to see the changes from realism through Impressionism to the wildly coloured abstractions of the early 20th century.
An even greater thrill is the juxtaposition of the exhibit with the great Romantic Victorian Paintings in the next gallery, which were painted at the same time. The contrast is astonishing, and highlights the broad range of contemporary human interests and abilities.

Go and see it, open your eyes and your mind. The half day I was lucky enough to spend there last month will stay in my memory for along time.

Yours in design,

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