Neoclassical Architecture

Building le Chateau

Versailles: Treasures From the Palace – Summer Show at NGA

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Treasures from le Château de Versailles will be on show this summer December 9, 2016 until April 17, 2017 at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra

Jeanne-and-Abel-Poisson-(Mme-Pompadour)

Jeanne Antoinette Marquise de Pompadour – Woman of Influence

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French painter François Boucher produced many of the images we have of Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour, official Mistress of King Louis XV of France

Ben Franklin Besst

Franklin & Jefferson – Founding The Architecture of Freedom

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The 18th century neoclassical movement in Europe and England admired the forms of ancient Greece and Rome. In America they became an important aspect of the architecture of freedom

Angelica Kauffman, Self Portrait between Music and Painting

Angelica Kauffmann Artist – A Woman of Influence & Style

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In the eighteenth century women usually painted under assumed male names and often their work was re-signed and copied by unscrupulous collectors and dealers.

Charles Clérisseau – Inspiring Architectural Excellence

Charles Clérisseau – Inspiring Architectural Excellence

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A drawing in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) at London by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) penned 1762 – 1766 is believed to be of the French drawing master considered one of the most original architectural draughtsmen in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe Charles Louis Clérisseau (1721 –…