During the 18th century in London actor David Garrick was the man everyone wanted to see, as audiences flocked to see Garrick’s Hamlet at the theatre
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
London during the second half of the eighteenth century was a place where extremes met. It was full of things to do and see, of people and, of excitement. It was also at the heart of affairs both great and small.
100 works of art from the Royal Academy of Arts at London will be on exhibition in regional Victoria in the Bendigo Art Gallery, from 2nd March to 9th June 2014
During the reign of George III in England Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) became a supreme portrait painter. His grand style was unmannered, but full of human values. He infused his portraiture with sophistication, learnedness and dignity and his pictures proved popular worldwide. When he had to paint a child, he…