Sculpture

Bendigo Art Gallery – Celebrate Bodies, Natural or Undressed

Bendigo Art Gallery – Celebrate Bodies, Natural or Undressed

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Bendigo Art Gallery celebrates the human form with two revealing exhibitions; The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece and Undressed – 350 years of undergarments

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Colour Considerations – Tradition, Legend, Myth and Magic

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All cultures on earth have particular perceptions of and about colour, which in its evolution has come to symbolize many things collectively and individually

51 Cupid & Psyche Cameo

Creating a Cameo – Painting in Stone, a Sculpture to Wear

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Painting in ‘stone’ on buildings in antiquity transposed into jewelry (jewellery) as a Cameo, a raised portrait that was a miraculous union of art and nature

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece – Treasures Down Under 2014

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece – Treasures Down Under 2014

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Beauty was something all the gods of Ancient Greece were known to love and admire. The exhibition: The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, originating at the British Museun will be on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria from 2nd August to 9th November. The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece…

Gian Lorenzo Bernini Terracotta Model for the Lion on the Four Rivers Fountain ca. 1649–50 on loan Galleria dell’Accademia di San Luca, Rome photo by Zeno Colantoni, Rome courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sculpting in Clay before Marble

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At Rome Bernini displayed unparalleled virtuosity taking his ideas for three dimensional sculpture to reality producing art at the pinnacle of what was possible

Enlightenment – On Beauty and Thought Provoking Works

Enlightenment – On Beauty and Thought Provoking Works

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In 18th century Europe aesthetics was a field of study . Beautiful works were seen as thought provoking, but clearly distinguished from those considered sublime

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.

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Antiques & Art, Culture & Commerce for Breakfast @ Tiffany’s

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One of the most enduring programs on television for 30+ years is about antiques and art. For BBC London the Antiques Roadshow is a jewel in its media crown

Beauty of Form

Beauty of Form

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Aphrodite, Adonis, Apollo, Artemis…are about ennoblement of form in Ancient Greece. Its visual remains, its architecture, ceramics, and most especially the statues of male and female bodies are for many aesthetically beautiful. But how can so many things be beautiful in Ancient Greece when they are entirely dissimilar? Is beauty…

An Eye for Art

An Eye for Art

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The Regency era (1792 – 1830) in England saw the rise of the first professional art critics who were wealthy connoisseurs or collectors like Richard Payne Knight (fine eye for erotica) and journalists like William Hazlitt. Trained as a painter Hazlitt had first hand knowledge of the technical and aesthetic…