Light + Shade: Max Meldrum and his followers

Tonalist art is a genre of painting realised in soft muted tones, a misty appearance, and a colour palette of natural hues. The Tonalist movement emerged in the early twentieth century and is accredited to artist and teacher Max Meldrum, and the artists who followed him such as Clarice Beckett, Colin Colahan, Alma Figuerola, Jock Frater, Harry Harrison, Percy Leason, and others. This exhibition draws from the rich Art Gallery of Ballarat Collection amassed since the 1920s and includes recently acquired works.

Max Meldrum, Still life, 1924, oil on canvas. Purchased by public subscription, 1924. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. © Estate of Max Meldrum


Art Gallery of Ballarat
21 May to 15 October 2022

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