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Australasian Artists at the French Salons Revised Edition

  • ISBN-13: 9781925706703
  • Publisher: ETT IMPRINT
    Imprint: ETT IMPRINT
  • Author: Thompson, Tom
  • Price: AUD $29.95
  • Stock: 12 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 18/06/2019
  • Format: Paperback (234.00mm X 156.00mm) 140 pages Weight: 260g
  • Categories: The arts [A]The arts: general issues [AB]
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From 1872 to 1939, a significant number of Australian and New Zealand artists were chosen for exhibition at the annual French Salons. The imprimatur of the Salons bestowed prestige, publicity and visibility, and increased an artist’s saleability, both at home and abroad. But the character of the Salons fragmented over time and selection became coloured by the nature of the Salon and the values it represented. Tradition, rebellion, innovation and unique interests became arbiters and by the close of these years, France had lost its position as the centre of the art world. With details drawn from the archives of the Louvre, Australasian Artists at the French Salons, is a fascinating and detailed record of the world of these artists … their allegiance to a studio or master, their subjects, their travels and their locations. We sense their aspirations and their hopes and their excitement at establishing themselves on a world stage. This book includes extensive new information of Rupert Bunny, Bessie Davidson, Iso Rae, Ethel Carrick-Fox and Hilda Rix Nicholas to name but a few.
Tom Thompson, the compiler of this book, is a publisher of Australian arts and letters, and broadcaster on ABC Radio.
Preface by Daniel Pata Forward by Elizabeth Butel Abbot to Ashton Baker-Clack to Butler Carrick-Fox to Crowley Danciger to Dend Farmer to Fuller Geach to Grier Hales to Hurry James to Jorgenson Kelly Lamb to Longstaff McCubbin to Muskett Nankivell to Napier-Bell O'Connor to Owen Parker to Power Quinn Rae to Russell Saint-Maur-Morse to Swan Teague to Tucker Vyner Waterlow to Wriqut Tea in the Salons by Olivier Meslay
* A revised edition of the only sourcebook available on these Australian artists, adding new material on Iso Rae and Hilda Rix Nicholas. * Review Copies.



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