This edition of the Art Bulletin of Victoria 1968–69 features essays that examine a wide range of works from the NGV’s collection.

Highlights include: Mary Woodall’s discussion on the Italian painting Sofonisba receiving the poison, Kenneth Hood’s essay on the impressive sculpture Monument to Balzac by Rodin, W. B. Bolton’s examination of the Neptune Scott Bequest at the Bendigo Art Gallery and Richard Annoi’s discussion of the Art Gallery of Geelong.

Murray Walker provides an analysis of French artist Jean Louis Forain’s etchings including Danseuses dans leur loge and The return of the Prodigal Son. In addition, Bernard Smith discusses the work of another French artist Géricault and his painting The Entombment

Also included is an essay by Director Eric Westbrook titled ‘The machinery of the gallery’ and an analysis by Ursula Hoff about the NGV’s recent acquisitions.

We trust you will enjoy the insights offered in these articles.


Ursula Hoff, Commissioning Editor