(Mostly) Clothed Ladies Of The Week: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Eddie Pensier writes:

My long weekend in Sydney included not only culture of the liquid sort, but actual art. I’ve been to Sydney dozens of times and somehow failed to visit the AGNSW, an oversight I regret after having spent the morning there. I took enough photos of art for multiple blog posts, so here’s the first — a feminine-themed one that I hope you’ll enjoy.

A few standouts: John Dickson Batten’s supremely ghoulish Snowdrop and the Seven Little Men, which will put any mental images of plump, sexless Disney dwarves firmly out of your head and replace them with menacing, slavering goblins; John Everett Millais’ The Captive, an oddly confronting name for this vision of pre-Raphaelite prettiness; Violet Teague’s Dian Dreams (Una Falkiner), with its Madame X-like bare shoulder broadcasting eroticism of a very subdued sort; Robert Peake’s Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, a rare loan from London’s National Portrait Gallery, and the three smashing portraits by the Russian-born Australian George Washington Lambert, especially The Red Shawl, which held me enthralled for a good three minutes.

Two of the paintings contain partial nudity, so possibly NSFW.

About Eddie Pensier

Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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10 Responses to (Mostly) Clothed Ladies Of The Week: Art Gallery of New South Wales

  1. Tex says:

    I especially like the Thomas Cooper Gotch one

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  2. Nice collection. I often like Anglo painting of the 1890-1920ish period. It can have a stylized Bohemian eroticism I really respond to. A little genteel but I like its spirit a lot. What’s the building itself like? A horror? Inspiring?

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  3. j says:

    Is this legal? Museums forbid cameras.


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