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The lane, Pacé



Max Meldrum

Scotland, Australia

03 Dec 1875 – 06 Jun 1955

  • Details

    Other Title
    The farm
    Media category
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    73.4 x 92.0 cm
    Purchased 1952
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Max Meldrum

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    Artist information
    Max Meldrum

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Arriving with his family in Melbourne at the age of 14, Max Meldrum studied under Frederick McCubbin and Bernard Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School and was awarded the travelling scholarship in 1899, departing for Europe the following year.

    Meldrum made France his home, during which time he studied the Old Masters and exhibited with the Paris Salon. The influence of Velásquez and Rembrandt was strong, evident in the tonal quality of the work he produced there, including The lane, Pacé. After Meldrum returned to Australia, his influential theory of painting as pure science – with tone being the most important component – attracted a dedicated following, and he applied his theory equally to still-life and landscape compositions.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

Other works by Max Meldrum

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