Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Art Review - "Still LIfe With Hydrangeas" by Arthur Streeton

This week's #MuseumTourTuesday is another uncharacteristic painting by a well known artist. Australian painter Arthur Streeton is highly regarded as a landscape painter, but his flowers were also quite impressive.

The hydrangeas are deftly painted, with the dark background allowing the shapes to clearly stand out. Of particular note is the variation in color within the petals. We can see purples, pinks, greens and even yellows. This range of color provides a sense of volume that goes beyond a more simplified value scale.

Born in 1867, Streeton was heavily influenced by French Impressionism. He served as an official war artist during WWI, and was knighted in 1937.

"Still Life With Hydrangeas" • Sir Arthur Streeton • Oil on Canvas
• 1925 • 67 x 84 cm • Private Collection

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