The Sunny South

Timothy Bonyhady, Christopher Riopelle, Alex J. Taylor, Sarah Thomas, Wayne Tunnicliffe, Allison Goudie

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    Australias unique take on Impressionism is represented by four major artists: Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton, and John Peter Russell. The first three were leaders of what became known as the Heidelberg School (c. 1888), a time of a growing movement towards a federalisation of the colonies, and a sense of what it meant to be Australian, as the Australian-born population started to outnumber migrants.The landmark 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition of 1889 served to introduce Melbourne society to Impressionism through around 180 impressions or oil sketches, many of them painted on panels from cigar boxes of around 9 x 5 inches. Australian Impressionism is introduced as something quite different from French Impressionism. The book was published to accompany the exhibition Australia's Impressionists, held at the National Gallery, London, UK.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralias Impressionists
    EditorsChristopher Riopelle
    Place of PublicationLondon, UK
    PublisherNational Gallery Company, London
    ISBN (Print)9781857096125
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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