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AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – Living at antipodes beautiful experiences of visual, musical and literary art

You can explore Australian seaside, unique nature and wildlife, food and wine, but we have a different proposal for you: 1155 mile (approximately 1860 km) 21 hours long art trip http://www.australia.com/en to get known men and women, who have created (and continue to create) the Art of Antipodes. You may also fall in love with the blue shades of the ...

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SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW – The story of a musical song by Gotye, the songwriter who loves Depeche Mode and Kate Bush

His distinctive voice is similar to the one of Sting. As a solo singer, he has released several albums, winning five ARIA Music Awards and received a nomination for Best Artist for Asia and the Pacific at the MTV Europe Music Awards. His name is Wouter Wally De Backer, but everyone knows him with his artistic name: Gotye. This native ...

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TRUE STORY OF THE KELLY GANG – Novel, by Peter Carey

This Australian writer has been twice the winner of the Booker Prize. Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Bacchus Marsh (Victoria State), and at the age of nineteen he started working in the advertising industry of Melbourne and Sydney. Devoting himself to writing in 1974, “The Fat Man in History” – collection of tales – was published. In 1981 ...

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FLAMBOYANT AUSTRALIAN POET – Freedom, irony and solitude of Dorothy

Dorothy Porter is an Australian poet, who ranged from poetry to fiction. She was born in Sydney in 1954, growing up in Blue Mountains and Melbourne, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and History. In 1975, her first collection had signaled the arrival of a special voice to Australian poetry. She had taught creative writing prisons and ...

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CHRIS WAKE (196O), AUSTRALIAN SURREALIST PAINTER – A strange raft of characters and kind of wild energy

WHAT LIES BEHIND THE FACES THAT WE SHOW TO THE WORLD CHRIS WAKE 1/3 – She started painting in 1976 and studied fine arts at Adelaide’s central art school. With more than 18 solo exhibitions and 40 group exhibitions some of which have been sell out shows Chris Wake`s reputation continues to grow . Chris Wake is represented by fine ...

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SALI HERMAN (1898/1993), POST-IMPRESSIONIST AUSTRALIAN PAINTER – Painting of inner city streets and slums in Sydney

SHARP OBSERVER OF THE ENVIROMENT, PAINTING THE ESSENCE SALI HERMAN 1/3 – In 1937 he came to Melbourne, but the painter who studied art in Zurich and Paris was born in Switzerland as eleventh of eighteen children of Polish Jewish parents. During the 1930s, however, he preferred to leave the fascist dictatorships of Europe, bringing the desire to paint with ...

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DORRIT BLACK (1891/1951), AUSTRALIAN MODERNIST PAINTER – Woman, who tried to paint in cubist style

RESCUING THE REPUTATION OF EARLY AUSTRALIAN MODERNIST PAINTER DORRIT BLACK 1/3 – You should not be surprised if this woman, as so many other women artists, had been despised by the establishment of Australian art, because gender equality still had a long way to go. She was born in Burnside (Adelaide) in 1891. Having a passion for art, she studied ...

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FREDERICK MCCUBBIN (1855/1917), AUSTRALIAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Australian bush, painting among ordinary people and sheeps

TRUE VISION OF THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE FROM A TERRACE ON THE RIVER YARRA FREDERICK MCCUBBIN 1/3 – That baker’s son had begun drawing in Melbourne, where he met a Swiss artist, who painted naturalistic landscapes. At Carlton, attending courses at the Artisan School of Art, he became friend with other artists. Moving into the bush near Melbourne, he started working ...

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TOM ROBERTS (1856/1931), AUSTRALIAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Coastal landscapes and bushes, cityscapes and fragments of everyday life

WHEN THE PUBLIC HAD OPPORTUNITY TO JUDGE WHAT IMPRESSIONISM REALLY IS TOM ROBERTS 1/3 – He was born in Dorchester (England), but he moved to Australia in 1869, where he studied at the National Gallery schools in Melbourne, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/australianimpressionism/education/insights_artistic.html where you can admire also his paintings. He was selected to study at the Royal Academy schools, when he returned to ...

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TRAVEL INTO AUSTRALIAN CREATIVITY – From Blue Mountains to Adelaide

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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