Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grace Cossington-Smith - The Bridge In Curve

Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984) - The Bridge In Curve (1930)
Australia $1 Stamp Issued 1996
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne
Painting depicts the construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Depression, as viewed from the Rocks, Sydney.  Cossington-Smith is one of Australia's greatest artists, who lived and worked in the north shore of Sydney during the great depression and wars of the early 20th Century.   This was also a time of great development in Sydney as the city grew and prospered.  

Her later work became characterised by broad brushstrokes and bright colours - her versatility meant that there were broad themes, including interiors, landscapes and depictions of everyday life in bustling Sydney.

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