International Art Collection
QAG | Gallery 7, Gallery 8, Gallery 9, Philip Bacon Galleries | Free
Experience major works from the Gallery's collections in new contexts, and include early European religious painting, British portraits, Dutch painting, and East Asian and European porcelain. From the influence of Japanese art on French Modernism to the representation of daily life, the display explores rich dialogues across time and between cultures, punctuated with contemporary works that engage with these themes and histories.
Until 26 September 2021 enjoy our special display, 'Revelations', which draws comparisons between the development of the printing press in fifteenth-century Europe and the rise of photography in the nineteenth century. Both mediums uncovered the image from its mirrored opposite via a seemingly magical, or alchemical, unveiling: a woodblock print is the reverse impression of a carved plate, just as a photograph is developed from its negative. The ‘magic’ of the press and the camera radically changed how images were bought and sold, eschewing the need for expensive paintings to transport pictures into people’s daily lives. In spreading images and ideas across the word, these revelations in mass production fuelled historical periods of unrest and transformation.
Visit the QAGOMA Blog to discover fascinating stories behind some of the artworks on display: Albert Durer: The Seventh seal, Secrets revealed: The Master of Frankfurt, The allure of the savage beauty of Belle-Île and René Lalique: Rare Art Nouveau vases
Albrecht Dürer’s 'Apocalypse' 1498 is a digital resource in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Revelations’.
Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), England 1832–98 / Xie Kitchin, Captive Princess, 26 June 1875 1875 / Hand-tinted albumen print from wet plate negative on paper (unmounted) / Ed. of 8 known copies / Purchased 2020 with funds from the Henry and Amanda Bartlett Trust through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Albrecht Dürer , Germany 1471–1528 / St Michael Fighting the Dragon (from 'The Apocalypse' series) c.1497-98, Latin edition, 1511 / Woodcut on laid paper / Purchased 2016 with funds from the Airey Family through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Edgar Degas, France 1834-1917 / Trois danseuses a la classe de danse (Three dancers at a dance class) c.1888 90 / Oil on cardboard / Purchased 1959 with funds donated by Major Harold de Vahl Rubin / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.