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Title

Things on an iron tray on the floor

(circa 1928)

Artist

Grace Cossington Smith

Australia

1892 - 20 Dec 1984

  • Details

    Other Title
    Things on an Iron Tray
    Place where the work was made
    Turramurra Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    (circa 1928)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on plywood
    Dimensions
    54.0 x 69.5 cm board; 72.1 x 87.6 x 3.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. corner, black ink "G Cossington Smith". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1967
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    OA9.1967
    Copyright
    © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

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  • About

    The years from 1926 until the mid 1930s were the most important in Grace Cossington Smith's artistic life. She progressed beyond her early art training with Dattilo-Rubbo, and realised her potential as a painter of colour and light, structure and rhythmic pattern. As Thea Proctor wrote, Cossington Smith's 'lovely and individual colour sense' was achieved with paint 'applied once and not touched again … [with] a mat-dry surface, freshness and vitality'.

    While this work represents domestic items in a still-life arrangement, the true subject of the painting is the interplay between colour, form and light. It presents radiating, concentric forms in luminous colour.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Turramurra

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 8 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 12 publications

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