Sunday, April 3, 2011

National Gallery of Victoria Art Celebrated on Postage Stamps

Five paintings by Australian artists drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) are being featured by Australia Post in a new stamp issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of the NGV.

Flowers have long been a favourite subject of artists and this stamp issue features a selection of vibrant floral still-life paintings which include A bunch of flowers 1930 by Nora Heysen, Camellias 1937 by Arnold Shore, Fruit and flowers circa 1924 by Vida Lahey, Still-life, Zinnias 1925-30 by Roy de Maistre and A cottage bunch 1930 by Hans Heysen.

The tradition of still-life flower painting dates back to the seventeenth century and . . .

Full story at: Australia Post


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