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Australia’s Impressionists: Artists worthy of a place in the sun https://t.co/rxz6OkaJY0

Australia’s Impressionists: Artists worthy of a place in the sun https://t.co/rxz6OkaJY0

Also, in exhibitions that introduce new schools, groups of artists or national movements, it's the kiss of death to introduce too many artists. People get lost if all of a sudden they have 75 names to learn. There have been disputes in the past about calling these artists Impressionists. Why have you chosen this title for the exhibition? CR: Impressionism is a free-floating concept; these works don’t look like Monet’s so if that’s your definition, then they aren’t Impressionists. But that’s beside the point. These artists observed what was going on in France, and also in England in the circles around Whistler. Freeing themselves from the academies allowed them to describe their own landscape without that traditional structure, seeing it up close and direct. And it’s a word they themselves used. The first exhibition they organised in Melbourne in 1889 was called the 9 by 5 ...

Full article: http://www.christies.com/features/Australias-Impressionis...

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