The silent wilderness – 19th century Australian landscapes
18 September 2010 to 21 November 2010
This exhibition explores the genre of wilderness painting in the nineteenth century and features images of mountain ranges, waterfalls, forests and lakes, by some of the foremost landscape artists practising in Australia at the time.
Featuring works created at the height of the genre's popularity (the mid-1850s to mid-1860s) with many of these being completed by those artists who accompanied early scientific expeditions within Australia and/or were interested in the theories of German scientist Alexander von Humboldt.
Includes key works by artists such as Nicholas Chevalier, Eugène von Guérard, Thomas Clark, John Skinner Prout, Conrad Martens and William Charles Piguenit.
This exhibition is indemnified by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria