The Heidelberg School and the rural mythology
AuthorAstbury, David Leigh
AffiliationArts: School of Fine Arts, Classical Studies and Archaeology
Department of Fine Arts
Document TypeMasters Research thesis
CitationsAstbury, D. L. (1982). The Heidelberg School and the rural mythology, Masters Research thesis, Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
Deposited with permission of the author. © 1982 David Leigh Astbury.
The thesis covers Melbourne in the 1870s: the formative years; the Heidelberg School and the popular image; George Folingsby: Australian narrative painting; the social and cultural background of the rural mythology; freedom and independence: ‘On the Wallaby Track’; Tom Roberts: ‘Strong, masculine labour’; Frederick McCubbin: the spirit of the pioneers; The Lost Child: nature’s enticing but treacherous beauty.
KeywordsHeidelberg school of painters; history of Australian painting in the 19th century
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