Impressionism was more than a French-based specialty. It was a world-wide modernist movement. In this lecture, we examine some of the international impressionist practices that occurred in the late 19th century as a way to place and understand Streeton’s art in a global context.
Travelling back to 1870s France, we look at the origins of the movement and what made impressionism so radical and appealing as an art form. We then look at some of the other instances of its reach including America and Britain and further to Russia, Scandinavia and Spain. Some of these impressionist movements were highly influenced by the French impressionists, and some – like Australia – developed independently, reacting instead to a nationalist narrative.
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