About Arthur Streeton - Australian Landscape Painter includes all the links to information and images which I could find online last week and I have to say I'm very impressed. It only goes to remind me what a northern hemisphere view of art history we seen to have at times.
|Golden Summer, Eaglemont by Arthur Streeton (1889)|
Collection: National Gallery of Australia
- This is an absolutely brilliant resource - the Australian Impressionism Education Resource created by the National Gallery of Victoria. Click on the submenu on the Insights page to find out a lot more about Australian Impressionism. The National themes page in particular highlights how the development of Australian painting was closely linked to the development of strong themes within Australian life
- I found this page, created by the National Government, on The Heidelberg School: Sydney, its beaches, the harbour and the Hawkesbury to be particularly helpful in understanding more about the context of Australian landscape painting. The Heidelberg School was a group of impressionist painters who included Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Charles Conder.
Finally, here's a video about another of Streeton's paintings Golden Summer, Eaglemont (see above painting) which is in the National Gallery of Australia. Click the link in the title to read more about this painting
Golden Summer, Eaglemont is one of the best-known paintings of the Heidelberg School and has long been recognised as an Australian masterpiece.
24 61325 - Arthur Streeton 'Golden summer, Eaglemont' 1889 from National Gallery of Australia on Vimeo.