Arthur Streeton1867 - 1943 The path to Podge Newton's 1895
- oil on panel
The remarkable compositions produced by Arthur Streeton between 1895 and 1896 hold a singular place in the history and development of Australian art.
With its high, almost invisible horizon line and steep perspective, The path to Podge Newton's is a superb example of Streeton's 1895 paintings that remain among the most experimental and radical in format of his career.
The vigorous brushwork and palette of dusty ochres, with just a hint of azure blue in the upper reaches of the subject, offer a jewel-like glimpse of the Australian landscape under the heat and glare of sunlight.
Podge Newton was a well-known Sydney yachting identity.