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January 2017
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London: Australian Impressionism at the National Gallery

John Russell, L’impressionnisme australien à la National Gallery. PLUMEVOYAGE @plumevoyagemagazine © Acorn Photo, Perth

There are no fewer than 41 paintings, some of them never exhibited in the United Kingdom,

which are exhibited at the National Gallery to understand the influence of the European impressionist movement on Australian artists. The exhibition focuses on the work of four major artists: Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and John Russel, and shows how their work has embodied a growing sense of Australian national identity. All the artists presented studied or worked in Europe at different points in their careers. Inspired by their counterparts such as Monet and Whistler, the Australian impressionists are distinguished by their canvases made outdoors. Their works show a constant concern for lights and colors effects to represent scenes of everyday life.
Until March 26th. Www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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