Drawing in Australia: drawings, water-colours, pastels and collages from the 1770's to the 1980's
This beautifully illustrated book is an informative and fascinating chronological survey of Australian drawing since 1770. Defining a drawing as "any unique work on paper", Sayer examines a wide range of them in relation to the social influences of the period in which they were created, the genre and the medium, and discusses stylistic changes and changes in perception such as in the many "revivals" that drawing has experienced since the 1920's. He also provides drawings of natural history, Aborigines and landscape, portraits, scenes of contemporary life of the 1850's, decorative drawing, watercolors, and examples of surrealistic techniques.
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Aborigines abstract Adelaide amateurs Art Gallery Art in Australia Arthur Boyd Arthur Streeton Australia born Australian art Australian artists Australian drawing Australian National Gallery ballet Bock Buvelot Canberra charcoal collage colony colour composition Conrad Martens contemporary decade depicting described Diemen's Land Donald Friend draughtsman drawing in Australia early European exhibition catalogue expedition figure Fizelle Gallery of Victoria George Gleeson Glover gouache Guerard Heysen highly Hobart ibid illustrated images included Inscription interest John Skinner Prout Joy Hester Julian Ashton Lambert Library of Australia Lindsay London Lymburner medium Melbourne modern mounted National Library natural history oil painting painter pastel pen and ink pencil drawings pencil on paper produced Purchased quoted Robert Klippel Rodius S. T. Gill School Sidney Nolan sketchbooks sketches Society of Artists South Australia South Wales Streeton style subjects Tasmanian technique Thea Proctor voyage water-colour water-colour on paper water-colour painting water-colourist William