Destinations Magazine

Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins

By Melbournecurious
Last month I was invited to Andrea Jenkins' exhibition, Comings & Goings, at fortyfivedownstairs. Jenkins' oil paintings disconcert the viewer by depicting familiar locations in Melbourne with unexpected twists. The likes of Flinders Street Station, Parliament and the Royal Arcade are eerily desolate, inhabited only by Harlequinesque figures, melancholy musicians and mythical creatures. Jenkins imbues each work with a sense of wistfulness and theatricality, slightly reminiscent of Watteau. However, instead of Watteau's pastoral settings, Jenkins explores the dark and subterranean underworld of modern Melbourne for her ethereal characters. 
Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins
Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins
Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins
Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins
Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins
Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins
If you know of an artist who has been inspired  by the city of Melbourne, please let me know. I would also love to hear what you think of Jenkins' works! 
Melbourne in Art: 'Comings & Goings' by Andrea Jenkins

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Badajoz, the Town Between Spain and Portugal

    Badajoz is a town in the Spanish autonomous province of Extremadura.Situated near the Portuguese border, the town has experienced much of the troublesome Spanis... Read more

    The 14 November 2013 by   Zubitravel
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Visiting Thailand on Your Way to Burma

    Thailand is a kingdom of absolute beauty, adorned with Buddhist temples and spectacular islands, inspired by exotic nature and soaked in traditions. Read more

    The 12 November 2013 by   Bennett Stevens
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Amsterdam’s Top Cultural Attractions

    Amsterdam is rapidly regaining its status as a top tourist destination in the world. In the early years of the nineteenth century, Amsterdam was regarded as... Read more

    The 14 November 2013 by   Davedtc
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL, VACATION
  • The Most Romantic Destinations in Paris

    Paris, France has long been considered the mecca for romantic destinations across the world. It’s clear this starry-eyed reputation is well deserved from the... Read more

    The 15 November 2013 by   Davedtc
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL, VACATION
  • Discover Cyprus

    If you're looking for an island paradise that's home to beautiful bays and beaches, world-famous legends and soul-stirring scenery, look no further than Cyprus. Read more

    The 14 November 2013 by   Sneaky
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL, VACATION

Add a comment