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Picturesque Pursuits: Colonial Women Artists & the Amateur Tradition

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Picturesque Pursuits: Colonial Women Artists & the Amateur Tradition - Jordan, Caroline
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Memoirs, journals, letters, and albums interpret and illuminate the often overlooked artwork produced by women in colonial Australia in this historical art text. Mainly amateurs whose artwork rarely left the family, these women recorded their impressions of the country in distinctive ways--drew in sketchbooks rather than on canvas, used pencil and watercolor rather than oils, and worked in miniature rather than full scale. Intimate portraits of loved ones, delicate sketches of flora and fauna, and panoramic landscapes- ...

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Picturesque Pursuits: Colonial Women Artists & the Amateur Tradition 2005, Melbourne University

ISBN-13: 9780522850970

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