Read short-form essays by leading art curators and writers about key NGV works and exhibitions.
The exhibition Three Perfections: Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting in Chinese Art explores the interconnections between poetry, calligraphy and painting. In traditional China scholars and scholar-officials were cultivated in these arts as vehicles … More
Nature had not only painted there in all her hues But there the sweetness of a thousand scents Was blended in one fragrance strange and new. Dante Aligheri, The Divine … More
Negoro refers to simple and elegant red lacquer objects that were produced during Japan’s medieval period, between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Embodying the ancient sense of Japanese beauty, the minimalistic forms … More