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The Artist of The Court Ball at Hofburg is no ‘Gause-ing’ Game

German-Austrian painter Wilhelm Gause was born on 27th March, 1853.  He studied at the Düsseldorf Academy and in 1888 exhibited his work in Vienna. Gause died on 13th June, 1916. Gause’s most famous work is “Court Ball at the Hofburg.” Created … Continue reading

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Is a Room With a View Better Than a Room With Chairs?

Pictured above: “A Room With Chairs” (1972) charcoal on paper and canvas.  William Delafield Cook (1936–2015) was an Australian artist born in Melbourne, who was known for his stark landscapes. He taught at the University of Melbourne. He had long … Continue reading

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Behold the Art of Emil Nolde

Above: Emil Nolde – Puppan und Papagai (Dolls & Parrot) c. 1919 oil on canvas 46.5×59.5cm Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammiungen, Munich Straatsgalier Moderne Kunst German-Danish painter and print-maker Emil Nolde was born Emil Hansen  on 7 August 1867 near the village of … Continue reading

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Something Tells Me I’m Into Something Good

 Swiss-born artist and one of Australia’s Official War Artists for WW2,  Sali Herman, was born on 12 February 1898. He arrived in Melbourne in 1937 and enlisted in the Australian Army in 1941. In 1945, he was appointed an Official … Continue reading

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This bird in hand is no burden had- Long Live the King!

Charles Bird King – Nesouaquoit (Trans. “Bear in the Fork of a Tree”) A Fox Chief – 1837 (90.2 x7 4.9cm). Charles Bird King (1785–1862) was an American portrait artist, best known for his portrayals of significant Native American leaders … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Superficial About the Art of Eric Fischl

American painter, sculptor and print-maker Eric Fischl was born in New York City on March 9, 1948. Fischl grew up in suburban Long Island until his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1967. His artistic education began at Phoenix College, … Continue reading

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Make Yours a Platytox State Today

Barry Humphries: Platy-Tox for all Bushland Pests – Make Yours a Platytox State. Australian comedian, satirist, artist and author, Barry Humphries was born John Barry Humphries, 0n 17 February 1934. In 1959, Humphries moved to London, where he lived and … Continue reading

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Eve Tempted by the ‘Painter of Dreams’

“Eve Tempted” by John Stanhope (Manchester Art Gallery). Born on 20th January, 1829, in Yorkshire, English pre-Raphaelite artist John Roddam Spencer Stanhope was associated with fellow pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones and George Frederic Watts. Stanhope traveled with Watts to Italy in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – I’ll Drink to That

Above: At the Ambassadeurs (c. 1880) oil on canvas Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France. French Impressionist painter and commercial artist noted for his paintings of Parisian life during the Belle Époque period, Jean Béraud was born in St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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Oh Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Heart

Above: St. Cecilia as portrayed by Italian artist: Guido Reni Saint Cecilia was a Roman martyr. She is reported to be born Ca. 2nd or 3rd Century A.D., although her dates of birth and martyrdom are unknown. St. Cecilia is … Continue reading

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The Race That Stops a Nation

Above: “Before the Start” (1989) “It was a fast week a hectic week, And in Flemington they ran a race. The punters rallied and partied hard, And somehow lost the pace. But now as the dust settles on the track. … Continue reading

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A Hoffering on A Hill

Alfred Hill (1936) by Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) patinated plaster. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Australian/New Zealand composer, conductor and teacher, Alfred Francis Hill was born on 16 December 1869 in Melbourne, Victoria. He spent most of his early life in New … Continue reading

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This Placement of the Casement has become a Famous Statement

(Above: Portrait of a Man and Woman at a Casement (c. 1440). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City). Fra’ Filippo Lippi (c. 1406 – 8 October 1469), aka Lippo Lippi, was a Florentine artist. In 1420 after his parents … Continue reading

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The Hounds of Love are Calling

(Above: The Faithful Hound (1830) – where the bloodhound, as protagonist, howls a mournful lament for his dead master, as the the last rays of the sun fade). English painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer was born on 7 March, 1802. … Continue reading

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I’ve understood Lidderdale’s Pensive Mood

The above is entitled: “A Pensive Mood” by C. S. Lidderdale. There is not a lot of information about the artist Charles Sillem Lidderdale, however, it appears that he may have been born on 28 September 28, 1830, in St.Petersburg, … Continue reading

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