Heidelberg school


An important late 19th century Australian art movement, it has been described as Australian Impressionism. Sidney Dickenson, art critic, coined the term in 1891 when reviewing paintings done in the Heidelberg area east of Melbourne by Arthur Streeton and Walter Withers. Since that time, "Heidelberg School" has taken on broader meaning to refer to "plein-air" impressionists painters of the late 19th century. Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg_School