1 de diciembre de 2017

Victorian Watercolours en la Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia.

Artwork, XIX art, watercolours, "Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo" by Edward Angelo Goodall, 1880.
"Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo" by Edward Angelo Goodall, 1880


Main museums and galleries have opened their venues to a class of disappointing contemporary expressions of something they call art: video installations of blurry bad taken images and rumbling mostly inaudible sounds, all in a dark room or empty space with a screen; or maybe a wall where the “artist” pin lots of messages of protest written in cheap papers that are exhibited with high honors and proud; and what about drop a millenarian vase in front of people as an act of liberation, or dress the columns of a museum with life jackets… eccentric fashion clothes for a kind of activism, not art. 



“Victorian Watercolours”, exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, is the opportunity to admire a sort of work that is almost extinct as an art practice. Young people do not feel attracted to, and is major seen as a women technique to depict flowers. Around 80 watercolours from the XIX century, part of the artworks collection of the gallery will demonstrate to new audiences the possibilities of this technique. 


The group of watercolours has a primary essence in high quality drawing ability to catch the beautiful tessituras of landscapes, edifications, palaces, ships, gardens and cities. The depictions go through a variety of subjects where the translucent property of the color is used to enrich with splendid taste the canvases. All of them are a master class of real art.


In the exhibition, we could admire the furious impatient sea as a witness of implacable whale anglers, the peculiar joy that flows into the air of a morning in the downtown market place. Also, we could contemplate the beautiful sandy tones of an ancient mosque in Cairo, or the showy attires of a Cardinal at intellectual fight against the humble, modest garment of a priest during a game of chest... or maybe see and feel the mixture of individual success and calamities occurring to the people at St James Park, a foreplay of what street photographers will pursuit in next decades… and finally, be immerse in the calmness of the subtle blue tones of the Lake Lucerne.


“Victorian Watercolours” is open until December 3, 2017 as part of an extensive conservation project in the Art Gallery NSW, Sydney Australia. 



artwork, XIX art, watercolours, "The game of chess" by Publio de Tommasi, 1882.
"The game of chess" by Publio de Tommasi, 1882.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Bazaar gossip" by Charles Robertson, 1886.
"Bazaar gossip" by Charles Robertson, 1886.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Breton peasant girl" by Jules Trayer, circa 1870s.
"Breton peasant girl" by Jules Trayer, circa 1870s.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Cape Girão, Madeira" by Nicholas Chevalier, 1895.
"Cape Girão, Madeira" by Nicholas Chevalier, 1895.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Hillside cottage" by Helen Allingham, 1889.
"Hillside cottage" by Helen Allingham, 1889.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Whalers off Twofold Bay, New South Wales" by Sir Oswald Brierly, 1867.
"Whalers off Twofold Bay, New South Wales" by Sir Oswald Brierly, 1867.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Landscape" by John Bromley, 1900.
"Landscape" by John Bromley, 1900.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Classical landscape" by George Barret Jnr, 1820-1830s.
"Classical landscape" by George Barret Jnr, 1820-1830s.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "The mill pool, Hemingford Grey" by Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow, 1902-1904.
"The mill pool, Hemingford Grey" by Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow, 1902-1904.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Peasant child's funeral, Chioggiaby" Alexandre Nicolaïevitch Roussoff, 1882.
"Peasant child's funeral, Chioggiaby" Alexandre Nicolaïevitch Roussoff, 1882.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Clearing a wreck, coast of Picardy" by Thomas Bush Hardy, 1884.
"Clearing a wreck, coast of Picardy" by Thomas Bush Hardy, 1884.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Weather clearing after rain, Venice, fruit boats going to the Rialto" by Sir Oswald Brierly, 1883.
"Weather clearing after rain, Venice, fruit boats going to the Rialto" by Sir Oswald Brierly, 1883.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "The yew garden" by George Samuel Elgood, Arley, 1890.
"The yew garden" by George Samuel Elgood, Arley, 1890.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Lake Lucerne" by Nicholas Chevalier, 1883.
"Lake Lucerne" by Nicholas Chevalier, 1883.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Trundling the cheese" by Robert Thorne Waite, 1887.
"Trundling the cheese" by Robert Thorne Waite, 1887.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "A seat in St James's Park" by George John Pinwell, 1869.
"A seat in St James's Park" by George John Pinwell, 1869.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "A sketch, coastal scene" by John Henry Mole, 1867.
"A sketch, coastal scene" by John Henry Mole, 1867.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Barking, Springtime" by Myles Birket Foster, 1885.
"Barking, Springtime" by Myles Birket Foster, 1885.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Interior of Toledo Cathedral, tombs of Don Álvaro de Luna and his wife" by Pilford Fletcher Watson, 1888.
"Interior of Toledo Cathedral, tombs of Don Álvaro de Luna and his wife" by Pilford Fletcher Watson, 1888.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Interior of the Hall of Justice, Bruges" by John Chase, 1846.
"Interior of the Hall of Justice, Bruges" by John Chase, 1846.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Town hall and market place, Padua, early morning" by William Callow, 1879.
"Town hall and market place, Padua, early morning" by William Callow, 1879.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "The magic mirror" by Edward Henry Corbould, 1853.
"The magic mirror" by Edward Henry Corbould, 1853.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "The miseries of war" by Louis Haghe, 1850.
"The miseries of war" by Louis Haghe, 1850.

Artwork, XIX century art, watercolours, "Early morning, Boulogne" by Hector Caffieri, 1890.
"Early morning, Boulogne" by Hector Caffieri, 1890.