Category Archives: Painting

Paintings from the bush, from the street, and from the galleries. Love them, hate them, look at them.

Rock Art gallery

I have created a new page for Indigenous Art. This is a place where I hope to create a gallery of Rock Art as I encounter and record some of its images, and also, perhaps, some exciting contemporary artwork, even as it is created. I am ‘opening the gallery’ with some of my photographs from Arnhem Land.

Click here to access: Australian Indigenous Art

Click here to access: paintings and stories from the Western Desert

Click here to access: images from the Tanami Desert

Click here to access: images of Yuendumu, home of the Warlukurlangu Artists

The Buonomini

The little church of San Martino del Vescovo (or dei Buonomini) is home to frescoes from the workshop of Ghirlandaio. The fresco cycle follows both the actions of St Martin of Tours and the work of the Buonomini confraternity in the local community.

I was fortunate enough to be visiting at a time when the frescoes had very recently been painstakingly refreshed.

The story of the mid-fifteenth-century lay confraternity of the Dodici Buonimini, or Twelve Good Men, is a fascinating tale…