THE CLOUD, 1936
This strong dramatic canvas was inspired by the poem ‘The Cloud’, written in 1820 by Percy Bysshe Shelley:- ‘I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder’. Streeton’s view is westerly, and depicts a lightening strike to the northwest above Mount Macedon, which is approximately 70 miles or 113 kilometres in the distance. The view to Mount Macedon is across the suburbs of Kilsyth, Croydon, Warrandyte, Eltham, Bundoora, Epping and Sunbury.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890