Exhibition: ‘Sophia Szilagyi: water studies’ at Beaver Galleries, Canberra

by Trish Neil

This work is beautiful – and a lovely review as well. These shifting, ambiguous layers of sea and sky are inspiring.

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 23rd May – 11th June 2013


“It is intangible, incalculable, a thing to be felt, not comprehended – a music of the eyes, a melody of the heart…”

John Ruskin, art critic


“Once, Turner had himself lashed to the mast of a ship for several hours, during a furious storm, so that he could later paint the storm. Obviously, it was not the storm itself that Turner intended to paint. What he intended to paint was a representation of the storm. One’s language is frequently imprecise in that manner, I have discovered.”

David Markson, Wittgenstein’s Mistress


How appropriate that these stunning water studies by artist Sophia Szilagyi should be exhibited in Canberra as the blockbuster J. M. W. Turner exhibition Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master opens at the National Gallery of Australia.

I love everything thing about these works: the compacted and…

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