Preview of “Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond”, for Art Guide


David Stephenson (USA, Australia, 1955-), 26104 San Tommaso de Villanova, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Italy, 1958-1661, Gian LorenzoBernini, 1997/printed 2016, from the series “Domes Photographs”, archival pigment ink print, edition 1/5, 101.5 x 101.5 cm. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2016. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Best Gallery, Hobart.

Andrea Bubenik, curator of ‘Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond’, suggested that the visual arts may encapsulate and enable ecstasy. This exhibition begins with Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) and travels into ¬†contemporary territory, developing a strenuous resonance with the now.

At UQ Art Museum, 16 September 2017 to 20 February, 2018.

Preview published in full as below:

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