City Bushmen: The Heidelberg School and the Rural Mythology

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Oxford University Press, 1985 - Australia - 216 pages
The Heidelberg School was the name given to a circle of 19th century Australian artists, led by Tom Roberts, whose figure paintings expressed deeply rooted human fears, wishes, and preoccupations. This comprehensive overview examines the art in a social and cultural context and reveals how the paintings helped to develop the rural mythology extant in Australia at the time.

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Contents

WHAT SHOULD ACISTRALIAN ARTISTS PAINTP
5
MELBOURNE IN THE 1870s AND 1880s
37
THE POPULAR IMAGE
43
ON THE WALLABY TRACK
79
STRONG MASCULINE LABOUR
100
THE SPIRIT OF THE PIONEERS
130
THE LOST CHILD
158

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