Jeffrey Smart

Jeffrey Smart
Truck and trailer approaching a city

Creation date: 1973

Thinking about this painting, Smart commented in 1999:

‘I wanted to see if I could bring off a satisfactory composition which had a line down the centre, dividing it into two equal parts ... This is the first painting in which the apartment houses have that really impersonal quality ... amazingly similar to the pattern of memory cells in a computer. The sky is painted mainly with raw umber and mauve – with so much red, a neutral area was absolutely necessary.’

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