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My Art Critical Review The four prominent artists in the 9x5 Impression Exhibition were Mr Tom Roberts, Mr Charles Conder, Mr Arthur Streeton, and Mr Frederick McCubbin. The four artworks I will be referring to in the workbook are: Andante, Herrick's Blossoms, Windy and Wet, and By the Treasury. 1. I am an artist reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald, the year is 1889, and I am here to inspect the 9x5 Impression Exhibition. I walk though the big white pillars to enter the Exhibition. I was amazed. There was a painting that struck my eye, I went over to examine it. It was an artwork painted by Tom Roberts called "Andante". This artwork was made in 1889, for this exhibition and certainly fitted in. The colours in the painting were broad and it used the famous Impressionist technique, by short brushstrokes and tone being shown, by shadows. This shows a piano being played by women with broad colours shown on the wall. ...read more.

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It shows a person running in the rain around the corner in Melbourne. The techniques that were used are streaky lines used to tell which way the road leads, greyish colours to give the effect of a stormy rainy day, with the bright buildings of Melbourne standing out. This uses small strokes of many similar tones of colours, showing excellent Impressionist style. This depicts a man trying to run though the rain to get to a job. The position of the man stands out because he is in the middle of a streaky wet road leading around the bend. The painting shows tone making shadows, and streaks of different colours to make affect. Also as the road becomes further away it turns to lighter shade of grey. Movement is shown by the way the man's feet are placed. The artwork is about how men still have to work when it is raining, and was made for the 9x5 Exhibition. ...read more.

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Colours seen in these trees include Brown, Light Brown, Green, Orange, Purple and even grey. By quickly applying theses colours it creates a realistic effect of the colours seen. The composition is in the middle of the painting and attention is straight away drawn to the figure struggling against the wind. Although the many tones and colours this painting was painted quickly to express the "first Records" and "Fleeting" effects. To make the boy seem like he was struggling very hard against the strong winds against him. Overall this artwork makes me feel inspired and determined, to reach my goal. This is because it shows a small boy fiercely fighting against the wind, but he never gives up to the strength shown. He concentrates and gets to his point. I like this artwork and find it interesting because of the many different colours and tones and also the quick technique, to capture the m0ment. Overall by looking at some of the artworks from the 9x5 Exhibition I can say that the Exhibition was a new step for Australian Impressionism. This quick Impressionism effect capture all the colour and tone of the brilliant Australian Landscape. http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/australianimpressionism/education/insights_9by5.html ...read more.

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