DETAIL : COLOGNE SCHOOL Germany Virgin and Child with Saints [Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel) Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel)]
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Marcel DUCHAMP | Bottle dryer | 1914 reconstructed 1964
Marcel DUCHAMP | Boîte-en-valise [The box in a valise] | 1942-54
44877
Image Missing
DUCHAMP
Hat rack
1917 reconstructed 1964
Marcel DUCHAMP | Bicycle wheel | 1913 reconstructed 1964
89018
Image Missing
DUNOYER
(Tableau)
1980
102893
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ELK
The Leiden windmill: from the series Symmetrical landscape
1975
107967
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ELK
Seven Cubist mouth piece
1979
78893
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ELK
Mountain sculpture
1979
113990
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EPSTEIN
Woman possessed
1932
Alexandra EXTER | L'Homme réclame [Publicity man] | 1926
Alexandra EXTER | Costume model of a Martian guard for the film Aelita | c.1923
Alexandra EXTER | L'Homme sandwich [Sandwich man] | 1926
127584
Image Missing
FEDERLE
Delirious acceptance (The so-called many)
2003
Rainer FETTING | Zwei Indianer [Two Indians] | 1982
attributed to Niccolò FIORENTINO | Portrait of Lodovico Luti of Siena (obverse); Fortune with sail on a dolphin, watched by ermine (reverse) | c.1498
Audrey FLACK | Jolie madame [Pretty woman] | 1973
Dan FLAVIN | monument to V. Tatlin | 1966-69
Dan FLAVIN | untitled (for Robert, with fond regards) | 1977
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FLEURY
Vital perfection [53/100]
1993
46578
Image Missing
FLINT
Flowers and lacquer
c.1927
Introduction

The National Gallery of Australia began to collect European and American painting and sculpture in the 1970s. At this time it became clear that the Gallery's mission would be to show works of art from all the cultures of the world, not only that of European Australians, Europe being the continent from which most immigrants have come to Australia. The collection includes works from every continent, concentrating on the cultures that underpin contemporary life, those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In 1992 the Gallery published a catalogue written by Michael Lloyd and Michael Desmond, European and American Paintings and Sculptures 1870-1970 in the Australian National Gallery. The catalogue is now available here.

In October 2002, twenty years after its doors opened to the public in 1982, the Gallery is publishing more of its collections of 430 paintings and sculptures made by European and American artists on its website. It will be possible to examine all these holdings, from a handful of examples of the art of ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy to many works of art made in the last decades.

Subject to copyright permission, photographic reproductions of the paintings and sculptures accompany all the catalogue details of the National Gallery's works: the artist's name, country, dates of birth and death, the title and date of the painting or sculpture, its medium, size, any inscriptions, and the provenance (or known history of ownership). Many of the catalogue entries include exhibition histories, particular literature, and a discussion of the meaning and context of the work.

European or American?
For ease of reference, the catalogue is divided into European and American categories. Any artists who have made art in both continents, such as Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Mary Kelly or David Hockney, are included in both catalogues.

How to read the catalogues:
b&w = black-and-white
c. = centre
c.l. = centre left
c.r. = centre right
illus. = illustrated
inscribed = extra information written on the work by the artist
l.c. = lower centre
l.l. = lower left
l.r. = lower right
obverse = on the head or portrait side of a medal
recto = on the side of the work's support facing the viewer
reverse = on the thematic side of a medal, as in 'tails' for a coin
u.c. = upper centre
u.l. = upper left
u.r. = upper right
verso = on the reverse side of the work's support, usually canvas or paper

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