Tag Archives: Australian art

Tom Roberts Shearing the rams 1890

Tom Roberts’s Shearing the rams is a response to the nationalistic sentiment that developed in Australia during the late nineteenth century. It reflects the emergence of a national identity defined through heroic rural activity and the economic importance of the …  More

Rethinking an unknown carte-de-visite

While searching through the NGV’s collection of Australian cartes-de-visite recently we came across this image.  The intricate hairstyles, ornate fashion and curiously casual poses of the unidentified people caught our attention. Their intense gaze seemed to provoke further investigation.  Since …  More