Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed

Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901) is arguably Australia's, and certainly Victoria's, most important colonial landscape painter. Born in Vienna and trained as a painter in the European art centres of Rome, Naples and Düsseldorf, von Guérard migrated to Australia in 1852.

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 17 December 2011 to Sunday 04 March 2012

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Published by GAGOMA on Thursday 02 February 2012.
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Von Guérard’s works, which have not been the subject of a dedicated exhibition since 1980, are remarkable in their detail and greatly valued for their depiction of Australian landscapes of the mid 1800s. This exhibition demonstrates how his artistic endeavours in Australia were informed by his interest in the geography, geology and vegetation of the Australian ‘New World’. His representations of the forests of Gippsland and the Otways, the crater lakes of Victoria’s volcanic Western District and the peaks of the Kosciuszko plateau hold important environmental significance today.

‘Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed’ includes many of the artist’s beloved iconic landscapes, as well as several sketches and some never-before-seen paintings. Through his detailed brushstrokes and breathtaking compositions, visitors can explore the magnificent Australian, New Zealand and European landscapes he captured on his expeditions around the world.