Thursday, 22 December 2011

Eugene von Guérard

Landscapes have been rather sparse on the London art scene lately. So here's a beauty from Down Under: Eugene von Guérard's North-east view from the northern top of Mount Kosciusko (1863) which is in New South Wales, Australia. This painting is also a pedant's dream. It was actually painted on Mount Townsend, the second highest peak in Australia, not Mount Kosciusko, the highest. And the spelling Kosciuszko was officially adopted in 1997. This is one of the landscapes in a major retrospective of the artist's work Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed at the Queensland Art Gallery until 4 March 2012, admission free (title link). CLICK for another fine landscape.


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