'Mount William from Mount Dryden'...by Eugene Guerard, 1857

Australia, 1980

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Episode number 17 of Series “The Australian eye III”.
Eugene Von Guerard, (affectionately known as ‘the father of the Gallery School’ Victoria, being founder), with his training in the naturalistic German school of Romanticism, was able to produce works that express reverence for nature’s mysterious processes as well as appreciation of the splendours of the untamed Australian landscape. The European concept of sublimity is discussed and some of Von Guerard’s most majestic works are studied.



David Muir


Malcolm Otton

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Film Australia







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Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Nature (Aesthetics)

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Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Germany

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, European

Crafts & Visual Arts → Landscape painting - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Nature (Aesthetics)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Romanticism in art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Von Guerard, Eugene, 1811-1901

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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