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Impressionism - Audio Guide

Impressionism- Audio Guide National Gallery of Victoria

    • Visual Arts

Impressionism - Audio Guide

    A bush burial by Frederick McCubbin

    A bush burial by Frederick McCubbin

    In this portrait of bereavement, Frederick McCubbin has characterised both loss and hardship. The scenario seems initially clear but the painting leaves us to speculate on the nature of the relationships.

    • 3 min
    Shearing the rams by Tom Roberts

    Shearing the rams by Tom Roberts

    In Shearing the rams, Tom Roberts painted the mainstay of the Australian colony.

    • 5 min
    The 9 by 5 Exhibition by Australian Impressionist painters

    The 9 by 5 Exhibition by Australian Impressionist painters

    The 9 x 5 impression exhibition set out to educate the Australian public in international art practice.

    • 3 min
    Spirit of the drought by Arthur Streeton

    Spirit of the drought by Arthur Streeton

    This painting was one of Streeton’s few nods to symbolism. His allegorical Spirit of the Drought is placed on an Impressionist landscape and to that landscape he remained true.

    • 2 min
    The Point Wharf, Mosman Bay by Arthur Streeton

    The Point Wharf, Mosman Bay by Arthur Streeton

    Arthur Streeton and Sydney were each other’s gift. Sydney provided the perfect outdoor subjects for an Impressionist and Streeton become the champion of Sydney Harbour, painting it in all its moods.

    • 5 min
    The purple noon's transparent might by Arthur Streeton

    The purple noon's transparent might by Arthur Streeton

    Arthur Streeton was a fan of the English poet Percy Shelley as revealed in this painting’s title. Immediately hailed as a masterpiece, the painting’s reputation has endured.

    • 4 min

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