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Explore a world of art, including Australian art from colonial to present day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, old masters, Asian and contemporary art. Suitable for 5-12 year olds (with an adult).

Kids audio tour Art Gallery of New South Wales

    • Visual Arts

Explore a world of art, including Australian art from colonial to present day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, old masters, Asian and contemporary art. Suitable for 5-12 year olds (with an adult).

    Welcome to the Kids tour

    Welcome to the Kids tour

    • 57 sec
    Stephen Croft

    Stephen Croft

    Sir Joshua Reynolds

    • 1 min
    Puck on a toadstool

    Puck on a toadstool

    Harriet Hosmer

    • 1 min
    Retaliation

    Retaliation

    Charles Birch

    • 1 min
    The Sea Hath Its Pearls

    The Sea Hath Its Pearls

    The circlet of crabs carved in low relief on the frame of this painting is integral to its success as a work of art. Echoing the seaside theme, and offering closure to an otherwise excessively open composition, the frame participates in the painting quite as constructively as the bending figure and wave-lapped beach. The cool monochrome of the location suggests an English coastal resort, though clearly Margetson had the Mediterranean in mind. His lovely fossicker is dressed to evoke the ancient classical past more than late Victorian England. Indeed, Margetson's rather dry application of pale pigment echoes Roman fresco technique. Like most of the lesser genre painters and portraitists of his day, he succumbed to the ever-virulent strain of Victorian classicism, being influenced by better-known contemporaries such as Leighton and Poynter. It goes without saying that the pearl of the title is a punning allusion to the maiden herself.

    AGNSW Handbook, 1999.

    • 1 min
    Requiescat

    Requiescat

    Briton Rivière

    • 1 min

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