Author Archives: Ted Gott

André Masson’s Ecstacy 1938, 1987 (cast)

André Masson’s Ecstasy, a major new acquisition for the NGV’s sculpture collection, encapsulates the Surrealists’ determination to challenge conventional morality by embedding frank depictions of violence, sexuality and sex within their art. These themes preoccupied Masson throughout the 1930s, during …  More

VALE Val d’Aosta: Turner painting relocated to Switzerland

Turner regularly sent incomplete canvases to the Royal Academy or the British Institution exhibitions, and then finished the pictures in a last-minute frenzy, often using the so-called Varnishing Day prior to an exhibition’s opening to add vital details that made …  More