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Fine and Contemporary

NORMAN LINDSAY: Undressing the Controversy

Of the ten Lindsay siblings, Norman Lindsay was one of the five who shared a common interest in art. He and his brother Lionel were especially distinguished. Norman taught himself to draw after being forced to remain in the house due to a blood...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

LIONEL LINDSAY: Engraved in Art’s History

Lionel Lindsay was among the most influential artists in Australia. As a matter of fact, his whole family influenced Australian art and opinion for around 8 decades. Lionel first learned art lessons in watercolour. He then studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

PRO HART: Father of the Australian Outback Art

Australian Naïve and Performance artist Kevin ‘Pro’ Hart's work was not always taken seriously. He received no formal art training, besides lessons by a local artist. At 19, he was employed at a mine, and his relief from the stress of long stretches underground...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

The History of Australian Art

Australian art is referred to as any art concerning or made in Australia or created by the Australians who are residing abroad, right from the ancient periods till today. The foremost artistic representations of the Australia scene by European artists were generally natural history...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Collectables

BARSONY LAMPS: Lighting Device Revamped

Barsony lamps are Barsony Ceramics's most popular collector’s items. What separates these from other lamps are their black colour scheme and carefully crafted figurine bases in graceful poses. Some have a hidden light bulb, while other pieces don’t even have one. Despite the latter,...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Collectables

SNOW GLOBES AND SNOW DOMES: Winter Wonderland in Your Homes

You probably own a snow dome or globe or two, most of us have one somewhere about. They can be varying sizes and may have outer decorations which can be elaborate. Snow globes and snow domes may also have a built-in musical box to...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Collectables

PERFUME BOTTLES: The Evolution of Scent and Its Containers

Our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than each of our other senses. They can detect thousands of different senses. And the connections from these sensors go directly to our most primitive brain centres. In order to preserve the expensive perfumes, the...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Collectables

BICYCLES: Rolling Through History

We all grew up with at least one bike in the household. Bicycles are still the purest form of mechanical transportation for whatever reason we use them. The huge popularity of cycling spurred multiple designers and hundreds of manufacturers to give birth to the...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Collectables

STUFF ABOUT SNUFF: Beginnings of Snuff and Snuff Boxes

Artisans began crafting beautiful containers for which to store snuff. Snuff boxes were made to keep the precious powder dry in between uses. Snuff boxes are considered very personal items. Like jewellery, they can be passed down as heirlooms. Artisans used a variety of...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Collectables

BAROMETERS: The Rise and History of Barometers

A barometer is a scientific instrument that is used to measure the pressure of the atmosphere in a certain area or environment. At first, the barometer was only used by the scientific community. However, this started to change during the late 1600s when barometers...
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Date

17 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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