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Marvellous Art Musings interactively muses on a personal journey in the field of twentieth century and contemporary South African art, and showcases the vibrant South African art scene and more ... Marvellous Art provides art consulting, curating and writing services

JONI BRENNER SHOWS AT CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

Joni Brenner has worked within and against the genre of portraiture since the early 1990s, making portraits in a range of media including oil on canvas, on wax slabs and on hard stone surfaces, and others made using clay and … Continue reading

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KAREL NEL SHOWS AT CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

Hovering at the point where art, science and biology intersect, renowned South African artist, Karel Nel’s approach to the natural world is meditative but also investigative. His long standing body of work entitled Elegies to the Forests, harbours a deep … Continue reading

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KAREL NEL AND JONI BRENNER AT THE CAPE TOWN ART FAIR

At the 2015 Cape Town Art Fair,  London based gallery, ART FIRST, presented Joni Brenner and Karel Nel, two prominent South African artists based in Johannesburg at the Wits School of Arts. Their influential teaching, curating and exhibiting have had … Continue reading

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Marvellous Steven Cohen misdemeanour

A recurring nightmare of many an auction buyer must surely be successfully bidding on the wrong item. Well trust me, it can and does happen. But first some back story. If memory serves me it was the early nineties when … Continue reading

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AN ENCOUNTER WITH ORLAN

ORLAN in front of Femme-girafe africaine Ndebelé souche nguni Zimbabwe et visage de femme Euro-parisienne, Self-Hybridation africane, 2000, Digital photograph, colour print, 155.5 x 124 cm  Saint Etienne, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole (photograph Cliff Shain, Standard Bank) What … Continue reading

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Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life

‘Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life’, 29 July to 1 October 2011, sets out to navigate a course through the many wonders and complexities of water and to challenge the way we think about and respond to one of the … Continue reading

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ART AND DESIGN:The brilliance of the Widow Clicquot Ponsardin

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