Jeffrey Smart

Jeffrey Smart
Playground (Children playing)

Creation date: 1951

Jeffrey Smart said about his painting practice:

‘... in the end my pictures are completely synthetic. I move things around – change the height of buildings, colours, shadows, light – to get the composition right.’

While many of Smart’s paintings appear to be accurate depictions of real scenes and landscapes, the artist plays with reality, changing different parts of the landscape to create paintings that capture our imagination.

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