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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Seven days of wood smoke and crackling leaves— The Heidelberg School

An autumn morning, Arthur Loureiro, 1893
I’m in Maine for my last 2013 painting workshop! The frost isn’t quite on the pumpkin (at least not in Rockland or Rochester) but autumn is in the air. I’m leaving some wonderful fall landscapes for you.

The Australian Impressionists are another group of painters I’ve shamefully neglected. The Heidelberg School derived its name from the then-rural suburb of Melbourne called Heidelberg, where the first painters in this group found their subject matter.

In August 1889, several  Heidelberg painters staged the 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition in Melbourne. Most of the 183 works in the show were painted on 9 by 5 inch cigar-box panels scrounged from local tobacco shops. The show received the usual derisory comments from the art establishment but is now regarded as the landmark event in Australian art history.

Moonrise, David Davies, 1894

Let me know if you’re interested in painting with me in Maine in 2014. Click here for more information on my Maine workshops!

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