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Australia is famous for the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Great Barrier Reef, kangaroos and koalas, dairy products, wines, and many other things besides. It is less noted for marine art, at least compared with the UK and The Netherlands. This is unfortunate. Australia has a long history of marine art, and its contemporary artists are busy producing plenty of it. Here’s a serving that should prove quite filling:

Manly Beach, 1895
Arthur Streeton (Australian, 1867–1943)
Oil on plywood
Courtesy of Culture Victoria

Bronte Beach, 1888
Charles Conder (Australian, 1868–1909)
Courtesy of the Google Art Project

Green Cape Lighthouse ca. 1886
Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942)
Grey wash heightened with white
Courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales

The camp, Sirius Cove, 1899
Tom Roberts (Australian, 1856–1931)
Oil on canvas on paperboard
Courtesy of the Google Art Project

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Slumbering sea, Mentone, 1887
Tom Roberts (Australian, 1856–1931)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

From McMahon’s Point – fare one penny, 1890
Arthur Streeton (Australian, 1867–1943)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Google Art Project

The City’s Toil, 1887
Frederick McCubbin (Australian, 1855–1917)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of WikiArt: Visual Art Encyclopedia

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