Capital and Country
The Federation Years, 1900-1913
- PUBLISHED: July 2013
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 136 Pages, 9 x 9 in, 46 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780642334398
Capital and Country celebrates the art of the newly-federated Australia alongside the work of Australians working in Europe during these formative years of the new century.
The forty six works in Capital and Country range from sunlit pastoral scenes that convey the nation’s enthusiastic and patriotic embrace of their own landscape to sophisticated portraits and figure paintings conceived in the bohemian enclaves of Paris and London. Here, well-known and loved paintings from the national collection by Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin, George W. Lambert, and Hans Heysen are brought to light in new ways.