Australian sunlight

I enjoyed the first of the BBC4 two-parter The Art of Australia yesterday evening. In particular the work of the late 19th century 'Hiedelberg School', a small group working in the impressionist style.

At Templestowe, Arthur Streeton, 1899

I've never been to Australia, but those who have speak of the extraordinary light, which this school seems to have captured. The closest I can imagine is the luminous sunshine of Mediterranean landscapes and seashores. Of the Australian impressionists I liked the work of Arthur Streeton most. Here are a few I've found online while I should have been working (the last is an image of Sussex on a particularly bright English day). The programme is still available on the BBC iPlayer.

Sirius Cove, Arthur Streeton, 1890
Mount St Quentin, Arthur Streeton, 1918
A road to the Kurrajong ('Summer Heat'), Arthur Streeton, 1896
The selector's hut, Arthur Streeton, 1890
Hay stooks, Sussex, England, Arthur Streeton, 1898
Sunlight, Arthur Streeton, 1895

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