Creating a national identity: Australia's Impressionist landscapes

Thomas, Sarah (2016) Creating a national identity: Australia's Impressionist landscapes. In: Christopher, Riopelle, (ed.) Australia's Impressionists. London, U.K. : The National Gallery. pp. 43-49. ISBN 9781857096125

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Impressionism was embraced in Australia from the mid-1880s onwards, and was pivotal in forging a shared national identity at a time when six self-governing British colonies were heading towards independent nationhood. This essay examines the ways in which three of Australia's best-known painters, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Charles Conder, deployed the radical new tools of Impressionism to produce an art that they understood as being characteristically ‘Australian’.

Item Type: Book Section
Physical Location: This item is held in stock at Kingston University Library.
Research Area: Art and design
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > School of Art & Design History
Depositing User: Sarah Thomas
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 12:14

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