Alastair Curtis | 1843 Magazine | 14th December 2016
Impressionism was not solely a European affair. Australian artists of the time who travelled abroad felt the style was sympathetic to the spirit of a new country. But their paintings in this London show also capture a particular cultural moment. The colony, flush with economic success, sensed nationhood was close and wanted its art to capture that feeling. An interview with the curator is here and more images here.