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Word Pictures

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I see you , 2005 Print, Stencil © Courtesy of the artist & National Gallery of Australia
Word Pictures

Parkes Place, Parkes
Canberra , ACT 2600
July 7th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Opening: July 7th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://nga.gov.au/Home/Default.cfm
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
information@nga.gov.au
PHONE:  
+61 2 6240 6411
OPEN HOURS:  
open daily 10am–5pm

DESCRIPTION

A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. Since the early 20th century when Picasso and Braque made their radical breakthrough with Cubism, there has been a flourishing of modern and contemporary art produced with text at its core. Alphabets with their infinite potential for words; the visual form of letters; the art of printmaking with its origins in typography; and the artists’ book are some of the themes explored in this exhibition. Word Pictures is the National Gallery of Australia’s contribution to the National Year of Reading. This selection of surprising and often humorous works of art reveals the artists’ playful connections between our visual and written languages.