Art and Architecture, mainly

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Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America and Australia, 1650-1933.



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Cecil William Baldwin (1887–1961) was born in Melbourne and trained at the Burnley School of Horticulture, working as a landscape gar­d­ener until the outbreak of WW1. Cecil enlisted in the 40th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces an...

Born in 1907, Magdalena Frida Kahlo grew up in Mexico City in a blue house/Casa Azul built by her father. Fath­er Guill­ermo Kah­lo was a Ger­m­an-Jewish photo­grapher and moth­er, Matil­de Cald­erón, indig­enous and Cat­ho...

Greek royal family opening the 1896 Gamesfollowed by British Prince of Wales and Russian Duchess OlgaPinterestThe first Olympic Games in the Southern Hemisphere EVER were in Mel­bourne in 1956. These Games put our beautiful city on the map, got my f...

Knight, The Fishing Fleet, 1900  Boston Museum & Art Gallery.Knight, The Boys Newlyn Cornwall, 1909,  Johannesburg Art Gallery.Barbara Morden’s book dealt with the British artist born to the impov­erished Johnson fam­ily.

Kraków’s Market Square is the centre of the city’s medieval Old Town, designed in 1257 when Kraków won its charter. The grid-like layout of the Old Town and its central square has changed little in the following centuries. Always active, t...

The 7th child in a struggling Leeds family, teenage Jimmy Savile (1926-2011) worked in coalmines in WW2 when he suffered serious injuries in an explosion. So he moved instead to work as a dance hall man­ager and disc jockey. Later he became a DJ at...

A Bluestocking was a mid C18th intellectual woman with strong scholarly or literary interests. A group was founded to dis­cuss the arts,  started by two high society ladies in Britain: heiress Elizabeth Montagu (1718–1800) and intellectual&nb...