Bosch 500th Centenary Exhibition, The Prado 2016

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Bosch 5th Centenary Exhibition, The Prado 2016

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The two 500th year Bosch Exhibitions in the Netherlands and Spain

Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands from 13 February to 8 May 2016. Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition, Museo del Prado, Madrid from 31 May to 11 September 2016.

Introduction, controversy and a little spite

We’ve got to take the rivalry of the Dutch and the Spanish exhibitions with a grain of salt. Both were masterly. The Prado had three more important pictures loaned by other galleries, plus its two disputed attribution pictures. The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch (colloquial name for ’s-Hertogenbosch) did an amazing tour de force for a small galley. As the Guardian Review says: From all accounts the The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch has put on one of the most important exhibitions of our century.

Denise and I only visited the Prado and managed to do that that just two days before the exhibition closed. Both exhibitions celebrated the 500th year since Hieronymus Bosch’s death and I suspect that we’ll never see the like again for a generation and perhaps forever. You will know of my interest as an artist in Bosch from the article Hieronymus Bosch painter, 1450-1516.

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Tag II 2007: Solo Exhibition

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Featured Image: Hidden worlds #3, Harmony & Discord, October 2003, Digital Lambda Print, 23x23 cm
Featured Image: Detail from Hidden worlds #3, Harmony & Discord, October 2003, Digital Lambda Print, 23×23 cm

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Tag II February 2007: A Solo Exhibition at X Gallery, Bungendore


Tag II Tony Stewart

X Gallery, 32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW, 22 February to 22 April, 2007


Introduction

On suggestions by friends and mentors, I decided to revisit the Tag Exhibition with a smaller version in a different location. This was also a first for me in moving a major exhibition into what could in effect be called a smaller travelling exhibition, except only to one place and not that far.

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Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: The Old Red Tag Series #1 & #3, 119 x 84 cm
Featured image: The Old Red Tag Series #1 & #3, 119 x 84 cm

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 Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition


Tag Tony Stewart

Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra 1-19 September 2005

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Introduction

Following the success of my two opening exhibitions Use By and Transit in 2002, I set out to create a body of work in a new direction, but building on the inspiration that I began with.

One driving idea behind the making of work during this period was the idea of SIMPLICITY that is focusing down and trying to create meaningful work with few elements.

The other idea, which actually took up much more time, was the honing of skills learned and technique, that is, getting much better at the photomedia methods that I had been learning on the computer, and attempting to produce a more polished product through practice.

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The Colour of India

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Lambada Woman, Gramya, 2005
Lambadi Woman, Gramya, 2005

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Introduction

Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government.

In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, Australia) got in touch with me because of a contact with PhotoAccess to help inspire their artists about India. The theme for their major exhibition of the year was on India or more specifically: works that reflect or respond to in some way, the culture, history, environment or art of India.

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Artists Exchange Portfolios 2003 & 2005

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Tony Stewart Untitled, 2005, 33 x 33 cm

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Artists Exchange Portfolios ’23’ 2003 and ’33’ 2005

One exciting consequence of the Australian Art Collector 2003 article was an invitation by Rona Green to participate in an Artists Exchange Portfolio.

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Art Collector 2003

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Featured Image Art Collector 2003
Featured Image Art Collector 2003

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Undiscovered Artists, rising stars

Australian Art Collector Issue 24, April to June 2003


Introduction

Australian Art Collector Issue24, 2003Launched in 1997 Art Collector (previously Australian Art Collector) has positioned itself as the must read for art collectors in Australia, a far more commercial aspiration than, for example ARTAND Australia. Art Collector is best known for its annual feature Australia’s 50 most collectible artists. It also has as an annual feature ‘Undiscovered artists, rising stars’.

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What is History 3: The Medieval Mind

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The Medieval Mind, Bode Museum, Berlin
The Medieval Mind, Bode Museum, Berlin 2014

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What is History? Can we comprehend the medieval mind?

Introduction

Torture scene, Stained Glass, Old Church, Delft 2007
Torture scene, Stained Glass, Old Church, Delft 2007

As in What is History 1 and What is History 2 about sleep patterns, we are looking at the difficulty in understanding history in a conventional sense.

Covering the medieval mind is a big ask and I mustn’t pursue my usual digressions.

The quotations are interpretations of an area of history that we don’t know much about especially the early period. There are three books. The first two William Manchester, and Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger cover the early Middle Ages.

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