A Portrait of the Artist
ABC Commerical | ISBN 9333767001968
Runtime: 57 minutes
Number of disks: 1
DVD region: ALL
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A portrait of one of Australia's most important post war painters, Jeffrey Smart, opening at Smart's enchanting villa at Urbino in Tuscany. He is embarking on a portrait of fellow painter Margaret Olley. He talks illuminatingly about his distinctive style and subject matter and the meaning behind it. We learn that although his paintings of lonely figures set in bleak industrial landscapes under dark brooding skies suggest early 21st century decay he, on the contrary, sees the post industrial society as a thing of great beauty.
Artist: Jeffrey Smart