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Eugene von Guérard : nature revealed /

by Pullin, Ruth [co-curator]; Varcoe-Cocks, Michael [co-curator]; Clegg, Humphrey [assistant curator]; Guérard, Eugen von [artist]; National Gallery of VictoriaCouncil of Trustees, [host iinstitution, ].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 302 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780724103416 (hbk.); 9780724103409 (pbk.).Other title: Nature revealed.Subject(s): Von Guérard, Eugène, 1811-1901 -- Exhibitions | Guérard, Eugène von, 1811-1901 -- Exhibitions | Guérard, Eugen von, 1811-1901 | Artists -- Germany -- Biography | Landscape painting, Australian -- Exhibitions | Landscapes, painting, Australia -- 19th century -- Exhibitions | Landscape in art -- Exhibitions | Artists, German -- Biography | Landscapes -- Australia -- Exhibitions | Landscapes in art -- Exhibitions | Art, Australian -- 19th century -- Exhibitions
Contents:
Eugene von Guerard: a remarkable life -- Eugene von Guerard: art, science and nature -- The act of painting -- The tipping point -- The early years -- The new landscape: Rome and Naples -- Close study of nature: Dusseldorf -- Inexhaustible treasure: von Guerard in Australia -- The physiognomy of mountains -- The volcanic landscape -- The geography of plants -- The land in transition -- Weathered by water -- Coastal geomorphology -- Von Guerard's Melbourne -- Art and science: the Kosciuszko expedition -- The imprint of glaciation: New Zealand.
Summary: Today the beautiful portrayals of the Australian landscape by artist Eugene von Guerard have become critically relevant to understanding our fragile environment.
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"The co-curators of the exhibition ... are Ruth Pullin and Michael Varcoe-Cocks, with special assistance from Humphrey Clegg."

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria, 16 April - 7 August 2011.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-302) and index.

Eugene von Guerard: a remarkable life -- Eugene von Guerard: art, science and nature -- The act of painting -- The tipping point -- The early years -- The new landscape: Rome and Naples -- Close study of nature: Dusseldorf -- Inexhaustible treasure: von Guerard in Australia -- The physiognomy of mountains -- The volcanic landscape -- The geography of plants -- The land in transition -- Weathered by water -- Coastal geomorphology -- Von Guerard's Melbourne -- Art and science: the Kosciuszko expedition -- The imprint of glaciation: New Zealand.

Today the beautiful portrayals of the Australian landscape by artist Eugene von Guerard have become critically relevant to understanding our fragile environment.

Exhibition catalogue: 16 April - 7 August 2011

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