Rupert Bunny - Artist in Paris

Rupert Bunny (1864-1947) was an exotic in the history of Australian art. A creator of grand sumptuous paintings of Parisian life in the late 19th century, Bunny became one of the most successful painters of his generation.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Saturday 21 November 2009 to Sunday 21 February 2010

A summer morning (circa 1908) image Ancilla Domini c1896 image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 18 December 2009.
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Bunny’s romantic portrayals of beautiful women at leisure capture the charm and idyllic life of France’s ‘beautiful era’ – the seemingly endless summer of the belle époque. His dream-like paintings of mythological scenes reveal an inspired and poetic view of life.

This major exhibition celebrates an exceptional Australian artist and will include over 100 of Bunny’s works from collections in Australia, London and Paris – some never seen before in this country.

Celebrate the life and art of Rupert Bunny with events inspired by the exhibition, including Art After Hours, a free film series and music of the belle époque.