Landscape

NGV 2018 Architects

NGV: 2018 Architecture Commission – Doubleground Unveiled

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My visit to the Grollo Equiset Garden at the NGV to view its 2018 Architectural Commission Doubleground was all in all an experience to both admire and treasure

Sargent: Portraits of Artists & Friends – On Show at The Met

Sargent: Portraits of Artists & Friends – On Show at The Met

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Artist John Singer Sargent was devoted to the creation of beauty, reflected in the show Sargent: Portraits of Artists & Friends at The Met, New York until Oct 4

Rousham Kentian Garden

William Kent and the English idyll – The Quest for Nature

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William Kent English architect, interior designer, painter & landscape architect ‘leaped the fence’ & saw all nature was a garden’ & designed the perfect house

Fallingwater

Fallingwater

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Twentieth century American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), greatly influenced by the art forms of Japan, placed an emphasis on horizontal lines. His innate understanding of the philosophies of Taoist Zen Buddhism are evident in his design for one of his most successful compositions, a house and garden entitled Fallingwater….

Christie’s Art

Christie’s Art

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It was in 1762 that James Christie established himself, and successive members of his family, as an auctioneer in Pall Mall at London. By the time this portrait was painted in 1778 he had moved to commercial premises adjacent to the painter Thomas Gainsborough’s residence where this portrait was rendered…