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AAustralian art -

Making generalizations about the visual culture ofAustralian flag: Union Jack and the Southern Cross on a blue field any group of people is a crude endeavor, especially with a culture as diverse as Australia's. With this thought in mind, know that this survey, as any must be, is tremendously limited in its breadth and depth.

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Also see Aboriginal art and Heidelberg school.

 

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John Glover (Australian, 1767-1849), Patterdale Landscape with Rainbow, c.1830-39, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

 

 

Frederick McCubbin (Australian, 1855-1917), Lost, 1886, oil on canvas, 114.0 x 71.6 cm, National Gallery of Victoria. See Heidelberg school.

 

 

Frederick, McCubbin, Portrait of Robert Russell, c. 1890, oil on canvas lined on composition board 50.8 x 40.4 cm.

 

 

Tom Roberts (British-Australian, 1856-1931), Wood Splitters, c.1886, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Australia. Roberts was greatly influenced by the Impressionist painter Jules Bastien-Lepage (French, 1848-1884). See Heidelberg school.

 

 

Tom Roberts, Mentone, 1887, oil on canvas, 51.0 x 76.5 cm, National Gallery of Victoria.

 

 

Tom Roberts, Bourke Street, Melbourne, oil on canvas lined on composition board, 51.2 x 76.7 cm.

 

 

Tom Roberts, Sketch for Opening of Federal Parliament, 1901, oil on academy board, 30.3 x 45.6 cm. There is also a key to Tom Roberts' historical painting, the Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth, 9th May, 1901, 45.5 x 55.5 cm.

 

 

Arthur Streeton (Australian, 1867-1943), Golden Summer, Eaglemont, 1889, oil on canvas (81.3 x 152.6 cm), in its frame, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. See Heidelberg school.

 

 

Arthur Streeton, Near Heidelberg, 1890, oil on canvas, 53.4 x 43.1 cm, National Gallery of Victoria.

 

 

Charles Conder (Australian, 1868-1909). See Heidelberg school.

 

 

Hans Heysen (German-Australian, 1877-1968, in Australia from 1884), A Lord of the Bush, 1908, oil on canvas, 134.0 x 103.0 cm, National Gallery of Victoria. Heysen is among those influenced by the Heidelberg school..

 

 

Hans Heysen, Guardian of the Brachina Gorge, 1937, watercolor, 48.2 x 62.4 cm (image), National Gallery of Victoria.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGracie Green (Australian, NSW, Nangala language group, contemporary), Wild Seeds Dreaming, no date, dream map, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 61cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. See Aboriginal art.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftWilly Tjungurrayi (Australian, NSW, Pintupi language group, contemporary), Tingari Story, 1986, dream map, polymer on linen, 360 x 240 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. See Aboriginal art.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightRover Thomas (Australian, NSW, Kukaja/Wangajunka language group, contemporary), Ngarin Janu Country 1988, 1994, 100 x 140 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. See Aboriginal art.

 

 

 

 

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