Robert Nelson is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University, Australia, where he lectures in art history and research methods. He is the author of many scholarly and polemical essays and reviews in journals such as Photofile and Artlink. Robert Nelson is also the art critic for The Age, a major Australian newspaper, and is the author of over 700 published newspaper articles. In 2000 he was the recipient of the national Pascal Prize, which recognises the contribution of arts criticism to Australian culture. He is the author of The Visuality of Painting (forthcoming, IB Tauris).