Early Australian artist W. B. Gould (1801-1853) demonstrates his remarkable talent in portraying still life, transforming a vase of flowers and an arrangement of fruit into an extraordinary display.
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The sea is an eternal inspiration, from French Early Modernist Pierre Bonnatd’s use of jewel-like colors in The Beach to Australian Elioth Gruner’s brilliantly lighted Tamarama Beach to German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich’s mysterious nocturne Seascape by Moonlight.
Tired of the cold and snow of winter? Australian Rupert Bunny (1864-1947) and Finn Askeli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) both prepare us for the warmer months, featuring women as the symbols of the coming seasons.
Reposted Blog. E. Phillips Fox (1865-1915), the artist of the The Green Parasol above, might have been born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, but by his early twenties, he was living in Paris. He would spend several years in France, initially from1887-1892 and then from about 1908 -1913. The Green Parasol, […]
Australian artist Derwent Lees (1884-1931) spent most of his career in Europe and Great Britain; his works (like the painting above that includes his wife) were often impacted by the revolution in color of the early 20th century.
Click on the work of art to enlarge it. Today Aboriginal Art is considered a vital part of Australia’s artistic culture, from ancient rock carvings originating before the arrival of the British colonists to the visual “Dreamings” of contemporary masters such as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Emily Kngwarreye. Otto Pareroultja’s Hills behind Hermannsburg done […]
Click once, then twice, to enhance the work of art. 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 […]