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A Maxi-dress is no hum-drum for either of these Meldrum’s

Portrait of Madame de Tarczynska in Polish costume 1917. oil on canvas mounted on composition board, (154.4x 89.2  cm). In this painting Max Meldrum depicted Madame de Tarczynska in Polish national costume. Through vigorous brushstrokes, pure bright colours and strong … Continue reading

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Two great compositions by Smith and Sculthorpe

This 1982 depiction of Peter Sculthorpe was painted by the Archibald Prize winning-artist for portraiture, Eric John Smith. Born in 1919 and raised in Brunswick, Melbourne; at the age of 17, Smith undertook a commercial art course at the Brunswick … Continue reading

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