The Heidelberg School, first major artistic movement in Australia. Impressionist in nature, the Heidelberg School dominated Australian art for around thirty years in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. It had a tremendous impact on the history of Australian art in general & landscape painting in particular. It comprised some of the most prominent painters in Australia ’s history: Arthur Streeton, Walter Withers, Tom Roberts, Charles Conder and Frederick McCubbin to name but a few.
At the Falling of the Year (Frederick McCubbin - )
At the Falling of the Year 1886 Frederick McCubbin (25 February 1855 – 20 December 1917) was an Australian painter who was prominent in the Heidelberg School, one of the more important periods in Australia's visual arts history.)
The gardener, circa 1910 by Frederick McCubbin
This important work was painted around 1910 after McCubbin had returned from his first overseas trip and was living in South Yarra. With it’s sparkling texture and romantic colour it shows the influence of Turner whom McCubbin so admired. The ...