Sydney Long

Pan and art nouveau in Australian art

This Focus Room exhibition provides an in-depth historical analysis of Pan as well as considering the work’s significance within the broader developments of Australian landscape painting during the build-up to Federation.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 06 June 2009 to Sunday 30 August 2009

Pan image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Saturday 27 December 2008.
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Purchased by the Art Gallery in 1898, Sydney Long’s painting Pan has remained as one of the most favoured treasures of the Australian art collection. Pan epitomises Long’s distinctive vision of the Australian landscape and his symbolist-inspired visual language of bush idylls, which developed from the stylistic tenets of Art Nouveau. This Focus Room exhibition provides an in-depth historical analysis of Pan as well as considering the work’s significance within the broader developments of Australian landscape painting during the build-up to Federation.