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Silos through windscreen Theme: Boom & Bust

Artist: Max DUPAIN
Birth/Death: 1911–1992

Title: Silos through windscreen

Credit Line: Purchased 1983 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

While cars and machinery were rarely Max Dupain's personal choice of forms to photograph, his Silos through windscreen 1935 embraces the new age from a new perspective. It is an uncharacteristically complex composition. The view of the silos from the front seat shows off the car's smart dashboard; at the same time his camera records a fragment of a brick factory reflected in the rear vision mirror.

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