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The Tragic Beauty of Ice: Art and Antarctica in the Heroic Age.

The films and photography of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, and the paintings of Dr Edward Wilson and George Marston capture the wonderful world of Antarctica for the first time. Their images enthralled a whole nation with their beauty and prepared the way for today’s television natural history programmes. They are a poignant legacy because of the hardship and tragedy that haunts them.

17
October
2018

lecturer: Peter Warwick

 

The film and photography of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurly, and the paintings of Dr. Edward Wilson and George Marston captured the wonderful world of Antarctica for the first time. Their images enthralled a whole nation with their beauty.

 

Frank Hurley Photograph showing glimpse, between hummocks of snow, of the ship "Endurance", the Shackleton Expedition (State Library of New South Wales)