Margaret Preston

Shouldn’t this painting be at the Art Gallery of NSW?

Or is it at the NGV so Melburnians have access to the loveliness of Sydney Harbour?  According to Tim Bonyhady, colonists referred to it as Our Beautiful Harbour. A harbour to be enjoyed by all.

The pleasure of this orange on the beautiful harbour. Suburban terracotta with maximum chroma in this tightly constructed landscape.

Colour is an extravagance of the mind.  Colour is the emblem of change. – Margaret Preston, aphorism no 56

Margaret Preston, artist, commentator, colourist and generally inspiring multimedia lady.

The image below comes from The Art Gallery of NSW’s impressive monograph on Margaret for the 2005 exhibition curated by Deborah Edwards.  An enormous project to bring together Margaret’s work for the first time.

| Margaret Preston, Corner of Mosman Bay, 1929|

Another painting distraction on the way to see the von Guérard exhibition.

Julia Ritson

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