Saturday, March 26, 2011


A dream-like depiction of the Australian landscape by Gordon Robinson. Though demonstrating a deep understanding of 'real' landscapes, this kind of painting draws from memory, imagination and dreams.
The stream leads us into the inner world.
Blue and mauve shadows are contrasted to yellow rocks and the stamens of native grass trees.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prince Eugen

The Cloud, 1896
Prince Eugen was the son of the Swedish king and queen. He took up painting as a career, and was no mere royal dilettante. His parents, perhaps surprisingly for someone in his position, supported his decision.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jungle Scene

Admiral Sir Edward Inglefield, The Blue Mountains of Jamaica, detail.