Eugene von Guérard
Nature Revealed

A National Gallery of Victoria Touring Exhibition

17 DEC 2011 - 4 MAR 2012
Queensland Art Gallery

27 APR - 15 JUL 2012
National Gallery of Australia

Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901) is arguably Australia’s, and certainly Victoria’s, most important colonial landscape painter. Born in Vienna and trained as a painter in the European art centres of Rome, Naples and Düsseldorf; von Guérard migrated to Australia in 1852.

Von Guérard’s meticulous landscapes are remarkable in their detail and much valued for their depiction of Australian and particularly, Victorian, landscapes of the mid-1800s. This exhibition demonstrates how von Guerard’s artistic endeavours in Australia were informed by his interest in the geography, geology and vegetation of the Australian ‘New World’. His representations of the forests of Gippsland and the Otways, the crater lakes of Victoria’s volcanic Western District and the peaks of the Kosciuszko plateau hold important environmental significance today.

The work of von Guérard has not been the subject of a dedicated exhibition since 1980. Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed features over 150 works, including many of von Guérard’s beloved iconic landscapes, as well as several beautifully illustrated sketch books, and some never-before-seen paintings. Through his detailed brushstrokes and breathtaking compositions, visitors can explore the magnificent Australian, New Zealand and European landscapes he captured on his expeditions around the world.


16 Apr 201107 Aug 2011 The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square

Temporary Exhibition (Gallery 20), Level 3, NGVA



Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed

Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed

Ruth Pullin

Publication Year 2011
RRP $49.95 paperback/$69.95 hardback (AUD)

Excerpts from the Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed publication.

Eugene von Guérard: True Nature Revealed

Join conservator Michael Varcoe-Cocks as he takes us behind-the-scenes, revealing the background and conservation of key artworks in Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed.

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