Arts Everyday Living: Australian Artists This Week—Von Guerard, At the Top of “Down Under”

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Let’s take a journey “down under” this week with some of the leading Australian artists as our guides: from European adventurers seeking new opportunities to to the incomparable expressions of the native Aborigines.

Viennese Eugene von Guerard (1811-1901) was already an accomplished painter (trained in Germany and Italy)  when he decided to seek his fortune in the gold fields of Victoria in 1852.  He was unsuccessful but established himself as a popular landscapist, traveling into the wilderness areas of his adopted country to immortalize natural wonders like Mount Kosciuzko, the highest mainland peak of Australia.

 

 

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Eugene von Guerard, North-east Virw from the Northern Top of Mount Kosciuzko, 1863, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

 

 

You can view more vistas by von Guerard on:

Art Gallery of New South Wales

National Gallery of Australia

 

Next: The Australian Monet

 

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And enrich your life with the spectacular canvases of Frederic Church in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!

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