'Fred Williams: Infinite Horizons'
Under the Skin
Until not long ago, Australian nature seemed averse to art. The trees were unkempt and drab, the vistas flat and dry, the colours industrial not organic. In European painting, man – represented, for instance, by John Constable’s farmers – enjoys dominion over a world that has been cleared, tamed, cultivated. In American painting, man – represented by the contemplative figures who pause on
Expert Appetite: The Plight of the Connoisseur
I am in Soups and Tinned Veg at my local Coles supermarket, immobilised by an attack of anomie. Why am I feeling like this? I stare catatonically at the rows of tinned soups, quite unable to move. There is no point in discussing Durkheim and the roots of anomie with the staff, I must sort this out myself.The last time I can remember feeling so severely affected was in Foyles bookstore in Charing C