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Australian art : a history /

by Grishin, Sasha [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Carlton, Victoria : The Miegunyah Press, 2013Description: xi, 570 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm.t.ISBN: 9780522856521.Subject(s): Modernism (Art) | Art - Non-Indigenous | Art - Rock art | Art - Theory and criticism | Settlement and contacts - Settlers | History | Colonisation | Art -- Rock art | Art -- Theory and criticism | Settlement and contacts -- Settlers | Art -- Non-Indigenous | Art, Australian | Artists -- Australia | Art, Australian | Art, Aboriginal Australian -- History | Art -- Australia -- History | Art, Australian -- History | Art -- Australia -- History | Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16) | Australian painting | Aboriginal art | Sculpture
Contents:
Forward -- Introduction: A word of explanation -- I. Terra Nullius -- 1. Australian art and its histories &g(pages 2-7) -- 2. The earliest art in Australia and rock art heritage 3. Early Aboriginal responses in art to foreign visitors 4. European responses to the ancient rock art of Australia 5. Australia in the European imagination 6. Joseph Banks' Australia and the observations of naturalists 7. The art of convicts and settlers 8. Artists as migrants and the pastoral frontier 9. Conrad Martens and early colonial art institutions II. Art of Colonial Australia -- 10. Art of the gold rushes: Melbourne in the 1850s 11. Aboriginal peoples and the artists of the gold rushes in Victoria 12. The tyranny of landscape art in post-gold rush Australia 13. In search of an Australian identity 14. A national art 15. Australian art nouveau and symbolism 16. Australian expatriates of the Edwardian period in France 17. Australian expatriates of the Edwardian period in Great Britain III. Nationalism Federation and the question of Modernism -- 18. Art of Federation 19. Art of Federation in print 20. Australia at war 21. The shock of early modernism 22. Female modern 23. Dynamic modernism 24. Melbourne tonal modernism 25. Modernist schools in Melbourne 26. International modernism in Australia 27. The triumph of modern art 28. The Great Depression and the war 29. The Heide circle 31. Fashionable modernism in Sydney 32. A national capital and modern architecture in Australia 33. Murrumbeena and the humanist tradition in Melbourne art IV. Postmodern and postcolonial Australia -- 34. The competitvie spirit in Australian art 35. The Antipodeans and their manifesto 36. John Brack and the painters of an urban reality 37. John Olsen and the anxious image 38. New abstraction and the challenge to regionalism 39. Licence to print: new printmaking 40. The relevance of landscape 41. Papunya and the popular recognition of contemporary Aboriginal art 42. Indigenous art from Arnhem Land and urban Australia 43. The postmodern condition and the changing nature of Australian art 44. Professionalisation and institutionalisation of the Australian art world 45. There is no art capital in Australian 46. Australian art in the twenty-first century Notes Bibliography List of plates Index.
Summary: Provides an overview of the major developments in Australian art, from its origins to the present. The book commences with ancient Aboriginal rock art and early colonists' interpretations of their surroundings, and moves on to discuss the formation of an Australian identity through art, the shock of early modernism and the notorious Heide circle. It finishes with the popular recognition of modern Indigenous art and contemporary Australian art and its place in the world. List(s) this item appears in: Art History & Theory 1.2
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Library copy no. 156 of second series of Miegunyah volumes.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 514-545) and index.

Forward -- Introduction: A word of explanation -- I. Terra Nullius -- 1. Australian art and its histories &g(pages 2-7) -- 2. The earliest art in Australia and rock art heritage (pages 8-17) -- 3. Early Aboriginal responses in art to foreign visitors (pages 18-25) -- 4. European responses to the ancient rock art of Australia (pages 26-33) -- 5. Australia in the European imagination (pages 34-45) -- 6. Joseph Banks' Australia and the observations of naturalists (pages 46-53) -- 7. The art of convicts and settlers (pages 54-63) -- 8. Artists as migrants and the pastoral frontier (pages 64-73) -- 9. Conrad Martens and early colonial art institutions (pages 74-85) II. Art of Colonial Australia -- 10. Art of the gold rushes: Melbourne in the 1850s (pages 86-95) -- 11. Aboriginal peoples and the artists of the gold rushes in Victoria (pages 96-103) -- 12. The tyranny of landscape art in post-gold rush Australia (pages 104-115) -- 13. In search of an Australian identity (pages 116-127) -- 14. A national art (pages 128-137) -- 15. Australian art nouveau and symbolism (pages 138-147) -- 16. Australian expatriates of the Edwardian period in France (pages 148-159) -- 17. Australian expatriates of the Edwardian period in Great Britain (pages 160-173) -- III. Nationalism Federation and the question of Modernism -- 18. Art of Federation (pages 174-185) -- 19. Art of Federation in print (pages 186-195) 20. Australia at war (pages 196-205) -- 21. The shock of early modernism (pages 206-217) -- 22. Female modern (pages 218-227) -- 23. Dynamic modernism (pages 228-239) -- 24. Melbourne tonal modernism (pages 240-247) -- 25. Modernist schools in Melbourne (pages 248-253) -- 26. International modernism in Australia (pages 254-263) -- 27. The triumph of modern art (pages 264-273) -- 28. The Great Depression and the war (pages 274-285) -- 29. The Heide circle (pages 286-299) -- 31. Fashionable modernism in Sydney (pages 310-321) -- 32. A national capital and modern architecture in Australia (pages 322-331) -- 33. Murrumbeena and the humanist tradition in Melbourne art (pages 332-349) -- IV. Postmodern and postcolonial Australia -- 34. The competitvie spirit in Australian art (pages 350-363) -- 35. The Antipodeans and their manifesto (pages 364-373) -- 36. John Brack and the painters of an urban reality (pages 374-385) -- 37. John Olsen and the anxious image (pages 386-397) -- 38. New abstraction and the challenge to regionalism (pages 398-471) -- 39. Licence to print: new printmaking (pages 412-429) -- 40. The relevance of landscape (pages 430-443) 41. Papunya and the popular recognition of contemporary Aboriginal art (pages 444-457) 42. Indigenous art from Arnhem Land and urban Australia (pages 458-467) -- 43. The postmodern condition and the changing nature of Australian art (pages 468-477) -- 44. Professionalisation and institutionalisation of the Australian art world (pages 478-491) -- 45. There is no art capital in Australian (pages 492-501) -- 46. Australian art in the twenty-first century (pages 502-513) -- Notes (pages 514-533) -- Bibliography (pages 534-545) -- List of plates (pages 546-553) -- Index.

Provides an overview of the major developments in Australian art, from its origins to the present. The book commences with ancient Aboriginal rock art and early colonists' interpretations of their surroundings, and moves on to discuss the formation of an Australian identity through art, the shock of early modernism and the notorious Heide circle. It finishes with the popular recognition of modern Indigenous art and contemporary Australian art and its place in the world.

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