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[Heidelberg School, Golden Summers.

[Heidelberg School] Clarke, Jane and Whitelaw, Bridget. Golden Summers. Heidelberg and beyond. Second Edition. Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, 1986. 22.5cm x 29.5cm. 200, (2) pages. Original softcover (Paperback). Very good condition with some signs of wear. From the library of Margot Fonteyn-photographer and artist Keith Money, with his name verso titlepage.

Includes for example: Biographies of the Artists. The Art Schools. 'Plein air' painting. The Early artists' camps around Melbourne. The 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition 1889. Naturalism and Nationalism. Sydney Harbour. Melbourne's answer in the '90s - Charterisville.

The Heidelberg School was an Australian art movement of the late 19th century. The movement has latterly been described as Australian Impressionism.

The term was coined in July 1891 by local art critic Sidney Dickenson, reviewing the works of Melbourne-based artists Arthur Streeton and Walter Withers. Dickenson noted that these artists, whose works were mostly painted in the Heidelberg area, could be considered as "The Heidelberg School". Since that time, The Heidelberg School has taken on a wider meaning and covers Australian artists of the late nineteenth century who painted plein-air in the impressionist tradition. These artists were inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Yarra and the unique light that typifies the Australian bush.

The works of these artists are notable, not only for their merits as compositions, but as part of Australia's historical record. The period immediately before Federation is the setting for many classic Australian stories of the "bush", both fact and fiction. The School's work provides a visual complement to these tales and their images have embedded themselves into Australia's historical subconscious. Many of the artworks can be seen in Australian galleries, notably the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia and the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. The name refers to the then rural area of Heidelberg east of Melbourne where practitioners of the style found their subject matter, though usage expanded to cover other Australian artists working in similar areas. The core group painted there on several occasions at "artist's camps" in the late 1880s and early 1890s. Besides Arthur Streeton and Walter Withers, other major artists in the movement included Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and Charles Conder. See below for a list of other associated artists. (Wikipedia)

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Heidelberg School - Golden Summers

Heidelberg School - Golden Summers

Heidelberg School - Golden Summers

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