White House & Bollards, Crookwell, N.S.W.

Walter Glover
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White House & Bollards, Crookwell, N.S.W.

Postby Walter Glover » 16 Dec 2020, 22:41

A tribute to Jeffrey Smart in a strange black and white sort of a way.

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Mick Fagan
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Re: White House & Bollards, Crookwell, N.S.W.

Postby Mick Fagan » 19 Dec 2020, 18:56

I wouldn't of thought of Jeffrey Smart, except I read your heading.

I find this to be first rate, it's attention grabbing in it's simplicity.

Mick.

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Re: White House & Bollards, Crookwell, N.S.W.

Postby Walter Glover » 19 Dec 2020, 20:02

Thanks very much Mick, the reference to Phidias (Jeffrey Smart's pseudonym on ABC children's TV arts rutor for kids my age) may be a little lost in blacK & white but the hazard yellow andd red striped bollards and the large square blocks of the structure are repetitvely recurring devices in much of his urban works.
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Maris
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Re: White House & Bollards, Crookwell, N.S.W.

Postby Maris » 20 Dec 2020, 09:49

And another nice ART allusion (illusion?) is the row of De Chirico style shadows coming off those bollards.

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Re: White House & Bollards, Crookwell, N.S.W.

Postby Walter Glover » 21 Dec 2020, 18:29

Maris, I found the motif compelling exactly because so many of the stars in the sky were in alignment.
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