Lines and Colors art blog

Eye Candy for Today: Arthur Streeton’s Railway Station

The Railway Station, Redfern; Arthur Streeton
The Railway Station, Redfern; Arthur Streeton

Link is to zoomable images on Google Art Project; high-resolution downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The more I see of Streeton’s work, particularly in high-resolution detail, the more impressed I am — rich, subtle color, lively brush marks, beautiful economy of notation, and striking, inventive compositions.

This piece, with its Degas-like almost empty foreground, geometric arrangement of buildings, marvelous sense of scale and atmospheric evocation of a wet day, is a beautiful case in point.

For more, see my previous posts on Arthur Streeton, below.