The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101

Why does art matter?? For without perspective, life would be awfully dull!  It is our most expressive form of sharing. Art matters because it illustrates the human experience—the wonder of it, the bewilderment of it, the whimsy of it, and so much more. We would not be connected so deeply without the existence of art. The artsContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101”

The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Living Joyfully

Tolarno’s, a St.Kilda gastronomic institution for many decades of loyal customers gathered regularly to partake the bonhomie and Mirka Mora murals which festooned the walls with ducks, serpents, floral and doll-like motifs. One of Australia’s best-loved artist, Mirka Mora has passed this week, aged 90, much to the distress of the visual art community. HerContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Living Joyfully”

The Finkelstein Files: The Fine Art of Investment!

Wondering how to maximise your tax return for your business and feel like you’ve come out somehow on top?! With Australia’s tax breaks available to businesses which turnover under $10 million annually, owning your own art collection has never been so simple. Michael Fox, a leading Melbourne tax accountant specialising in the arts explains, “TheContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Fine Art of Investment!”

The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic

With art we travel. What leads us to search out meaning for the walls of our inner harbours and our exterior retreats? What combination of space, surface and colour lead us to a feeling of extended openness, of belonging to our surroundings, of expansion of space and the glimmer of inexplicable lightness. As we travelContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic”

The Finkelstein Files: The Winds of Change

I love it when the spring shifts ever so slightly into summery mode. If you are based in Melbourne, Australia – you may also have taken note & fished out your sandals last week when the mercury hit 31 degrees two days, back-to-back. Alas, as optimistic as even the most seasoned veteran of our blink-andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Winds of Change”

The a Finkelstein Files: 13 Reasons Why Original Art In The Home Is As Important As A Bed

Above: Patricia Heaslip, Ether, Oil on Linen, 183 x 183cm, Private Residence, Malvern, Australia. 13 REASONS WHY ORIGINAL ART IN THE HOME IS AS IMPORTANT AS A BED Having original art in the home is vital to your well being. Art is a key piece of furniture for many reasons and yet it is sometimesContinue reading “The a Finkelstein Files: 13 Reasons Why Original Art In The Home Is As Important As A Bed”

Thierry B Fine Art: What Makes Contemporary Aboriginal Art?

What Makes Contemporary Aboriginal Art ? The contradiction of Aboriginal art is that it is both timeless and contemporary at the same time. This duality challenges the Western understanding of the progress of culture and ideas. Since Aboriginal culture is the oldest continuous living culture in the world , her artwork has existed for 40,000Continue reading “Thierry B Fine Art: What Makes Contemporary Aboriginal Art?”

The Finkelstein Files: Golden Repair

Above: Remembering the Pattern, 2016 Analogue collage, oil stick on hand painted rag paper, 34 x 46cm. Above: Where The Sun Don’t Shine, 2016 Analogue collage, oil stick on hand painted rag paper, 35 x 45cm. “Helen Gory’s art pivots upon its connections. Its power lies in its links. Her images seem to unspool andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Golden Repair”

Thierry B Fine Art: Ebb and Flow

Diamond Soul, Oil on Canvas, 183 x 183cm. Aether, Oil on Canvas, 183 x 183cm. I have been a long-time admirer of artist Patricia Heaslip. Actually a decade long love affair with her paintings have haunted me with their wistfulness and transcendental gentle waves. A master of the abstract landscape, Heaslip is based in NorthContinue reading “Thierry B Fine Art: Ebb and Flow”