As art lovers, we haven’t let lockdown fizzle our our insatiable appetites for cultural nourishment. En masse, we’ve turned to innovative gallery responses, like the National Gallery of Victoria’s nifty virtual tours. We’ve flocked to apps like TikTok. And we’ve turned to online resources like ArtsHub to discover new ways to devour visual arts, theatre, music, comedy, dance and cabaret festivals, exhibitions and events from the comfort of our homes. We’ve also found solace, entertainment, connection and inspiration in books. Here are some art books that allow you to bring the gallery home, so you can pore over every detail on your own personal tour, at your own pace.
A celebration of the last two decades of work from Australian artist Ben Quilty, to coincide with a major retrospective of his work. With a Foreword by Richard Flanagan.
Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the masters of Impressionism with a brand new edition of this classic bestseller.
The world's greatest masterpieces explored and explained
Step into the studios of art's most iconic names.
Discover the history of Western art through profiles of over 650 artists and their key works
A collection of drawings by Syrian children, the most vulnerable victims of a brutal civil war, curated by Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty, with a Foreword by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan.
This is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary place, one that will allow the MONA effect to resonate for years to come.
A beautiful introduction to an iconic and inspirational artist, Frida Kahlo.
Introducing the five titles to date from a rapidly rising literary star.