Portraiture

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Human Kind – English and Australian Identity, 1700 – 1914

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Human Kind, transforming identity in British and Australian portraits 1700-1914 is the title of a four day conference, September 8 – 11, 2016 held in Melbourne

Archibald Portrait of Michael Caton – AGNSW People’s Choice

Archibald Portrait of Michael Caton – AGNSW People’s Choice

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French born Sydney based artist Bruno Jean Grasswill with his portrait of Michael Caton won the Packing Room Prize & People’s Choice Award AGNSW Archibald Prize

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

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Portrait of Young Man on the Brink of Life – Elegance Exiled

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My portrait of a young man on the brink of life is not posh or a wealthy image. It records that time when the elegant art of drawing was part of polite society.

National Trust Victoria, WUNDERKAMMER The Cabinet of Wonders

National Trust Victoria, WUNDERKAMMER The Cabinet of Wonders

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Artist Rod McRae WUNDERKAMMER, The Cabinet of Wonders is starting on the 5th February at the National Trust Victoria headquarters in Tasma Terrace, Melbourne

Richard Avedon People – Fashion Fades, Iconic Life Begins

Richard Avedon People – Fashion Fades, Iconic Life Begins

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American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) had a genius for capturing a moment as art, beginning with fashion and, as that faded, his iconic life began

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Diane de Poitiers – Moon Mistress and Woman of Influence

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Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol

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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

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.

National Portrait Gallery Australia, Face to Face Encounters

National Portrait Gallery Australia, Face to Face Encounters

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Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Canberra document a moment in time for those whose lives made a difference to others memorable, macabre or otherwise