DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | Interior in yellow

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Interior in yellow 1962, 1964
oil on composition board
121.7 (h) x 90.2 (w) cm
signed and dated l.l., pen and ink "G. Cossington Smith 64".
Purchased 1965
NGA 1965.160
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Cossington Smith said of her painting Interior in yellow: ‘The subject took me very much. It is a room with a wardrobe and a bed and carpet but the chief thing to me was the yellow walls…the whole thing is meant to express an interior with light…the sunlight did not come in in a definite way but the whole room seemed to be full of light, which is what I want to do more than the actual sunlight. I feel that even the shadows are a subdued light and they must have light in them as well as the light parts.’ (Interview with Hazel de Berg, 1965, National Library of Australia)

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