Arthur Streeton The Wharf

I liked this piece of art work because he used bright colours and it was very inspiring to me.

The techniques Arthur used were bright colours and he smoothened some parts to make it realistic.

Arthur Streeton was one of Australia’s best known landscape painters and member of the ‘Heidelberg school’. Born at Mt Duneed, Victoria, in 1867, he studied at the National Gallery School from 1884 to 1887. He was apprenticed as a lithographer with Troedel and Cooper, Melbourne, until 1888 when he left to take up painting full-time

During the 1880s Streeton was one of a group of young Australian artists who took up the French tradition of painting outdoors. He produced direct works that were believed to capture the distinctive qualities of the Australian sunlight. Later paintings created images of Australia that were widely regarded as embodying the essence of national character.

By Olivia Barnes