Expanding Horizons: Giovanni Battista Lusieri and the Panoramic Landscape
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Lusieri (1754–1821) was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the most skilful landscape painters of his generation. In the first half of his career he worked in Rome, Naples and Sicily and after 1800 he worked in Greece, where he was involved in Lord Elgin's still-controversial removal to Britain of the marble frieze from the Parthenon in Athens. This exhibition features the best of Lusieri's surviving work. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
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Expanding Horizons: Giovanni Battista Lusieri and the Panoramic Landscape7 Sep 2012
Watercolour landscapes with photorealist sensibilities
Most remembered as the man who arranged the shipping of the Elgin Marbles in his position as artistic retainer to Thomas Bruce, Lord Elgin, this retrospective of Giovanni Battista Lusieri’s relatively little-remembered 18th and 19th century landscape…
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