In search of the picturesque – the architectural ruin in art
21 April 2012 to 24 June 2012

From the Renaissance to the present, artists working in a variety of media have drawn inspiration from the romantic and evocative aspects of ancient architectural ruins. Bringing together paintings, decorative arts and works on paper from collections around Australia, the subject of the picturesque ruin is explored in this exhibition through the works of Claude Lorrain, Salvator Rosa, Bernardo Bellotto, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and JMW Turner; and in an Australian context through works by Lionel Lindsay, William Blamire Young, Victor Cobb, Russell Drysdale and Margaret Olley.

Exclusive to the Geelong Gallery

Supported by

The William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund

Indemnification for this exhibition is provided by the Victorian Government