The Resource Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia, Max Ernst and Lake Sentani figures, produced and directed by John Hughes ; narrated by Betty Churcher, (electronic resource)

Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia, Max Ernst and Lake Sentani figures, produced and directed by John Hughes ; narrated by Betty Churcher, (electronic resource)

Label
Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia, Max Ernst and Lake Sentani figures
Title
Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia
Title part
Max Ernst and Lake Sentani figures
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by John Hughes ; narrated by Betty Churcher
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What kind of art does an artist collect? At the National Gallery of Australia is part of a collection once owned by European surrealist artist Max Ernst. An eclectic collection of masks and carvings from Africa and the Americas, it's a fascinating glimpse of Ernst's personal passions and preoccupations as an artist. Like other surrealists, Ernst felt himself to be at the tail end of a European tradition that had for centuries been dedicated to visual realism. To his eyes, the indigenous artists he collected had by birthright what the surrealists longed for: access to human instincts that lie buried under the layers of inhibitions and societal taboos of European civilisation. American-born British sculptor Jacob Epstein was also an avid collector. Amongst his collection were a series of imposing figures, probably from the 18th century. Dredged up from the bottom of Lake Sentani in West Papua in 1929, they once would have formed the post of a house built over its water. Now they're part of the National Gallery's collection. In Australia, it was the European surrealists who most inspired a group of young artists in Melbourne as they responded in their work to the trauma of the Second World War. Among them was Albert Tucker who was appalled by the licentious behaviour he saw in the blacked-out city streets. In the gallery's collection is his Image of Modern Evil 24, with its brilliant red crescent a symbol of female depravity. Its watcher on a balcony is as weird and inventive as anything the European surrealists came up with, but the setting-a cast-iron balcony-makes it unmistakably Australian
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Language note
In English
Series statement
Australasian video online
Target audience
adult
Label
Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia, Max Ernst and Lake Sentani figures, produced and directed by John Hughes ; narrated by Betty Churcher, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2711958/ausv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (6 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32257958
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • ASP2711958
  • (OCoLC)897480989
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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