Bertram MACKENNAL
Circe 1893
bronze
205.5 x 79.4 x 93.4 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1910
478-2

Bertram Mackennal

Bertram Mackennal (2007–2008) which showcased the sculptures and maquettes of Bertram Mackennal (1863-1931), virtuoso modeller of mythological and allegorical nudes and one of the most successful Australian artists of his time. Working mostly in Europe from 1882, Mackennal was influenced by Symbolist, Art Nouveau, and new Classicist tendencies as well as the British New Sculpture movement. The resource features a detailed biography of the artist and discussion of selected works from the exhibition, accompanied by learning activities and questions to guide student learning.


From the Exhibition

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