Sunday, December 23, 2007

Art musings...

I love the National Gallery of Australia. Unusual for a national art museum, the NGA is quite a young institution and was only established in 1967. The building is arguably one of the best examples of brutalist-style architecture in Australia. The gallery has a great collection of modern European and American art (including the controversial "Blue poles" by Jackson Pollock). I love the big metal ball hanging outside the gallery (visible in the picture above). It is called "Dimonds" and is by kiwi sculptor, Neil Dawson. Dimonds is a replacement for another Dawson sculpture, "Globe", which was irrevocably damaged in a huge storm a few years ago (I think it was struck by lightning!).

No comments: