Nationalism in Australian art, 1885-1895

Hamilton, H. (Helen) (1983). Nationalism in Australian art, 1885-1895 B.A. Thesis, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland.

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Author Hamilton, H. (Helen)
Thesis Title Nationalism in Australian art, 1885-1895
School, Centre or Institute School of English, Media Studies and Art History
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1983
Thesis type B.A. Thesis
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Supervisor Unknown
Total pages 197
Language eng
Subjects 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Formatted abstract
A general examination of primary sources indicates that between 1885 and 1895 there were persistent demands in letters, articles and criticism of the period for an art that described the peculiar qualities of Australian landscape and atmosphere and the way of life of the pioneer. The demands indicate that the writers held an emotional attachment to the land and they were conscious of a need for an expression of Australian identity. These symptoms, common to colonial nationalism, confirm the presence of nationalism in Australia at that period. 

Nationalism'was a world-wide force in the 19th century and the Australian development followed the world pattern. The history of nationalism and literary nationalism is well covered by written material, but there is very ..ittle available material concerning nationalism in Australian art. The definitions of nationalism are varied and complex and the whole subject is controversial because it contains factors known to be in existence, but which cannot be categortsed. The debates on the subject are therefore stimulating and varied; few are discussed at primary source level. The movement is constantly referred to by art histoiians but as far as is known, little investigation has been carried out in this field of art.  ..............................
Keyword Nationalism and art
Art -- Australia -- History

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