Review of Edward Hopper’s Approaching a City 1946

Call it a ragged fragment torn off from that unreal city once evoked by T S Eliot. This sad, claustrophobic urban scene by Edward Hopper, with its flat, rearing tenement blocks, its long, blank-faced, featureless wall (which occupies about 30 per cent of the painting), and its eerily dark and beckoning tunnel entrance, looks like […]

Maurice Bennett: Toast of the Town

Artists are often the toast of the town. But Maurice Bennett, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, is known as the “toast man” of the town because he creates vast mosaics from thousands of slices of toast. An exhibition of his rugby player portraits, made out of toast, opens at the New Zealand Academy […]

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