October 14, 2012
Jeffrey Smart is one of Australia’s best known artists for his almost iconic urban imagery. The 20th century urban landscapes are superb geometrical compositions and bold colour.
Jeffrey Smart, Approach to the City, 1968-9
Despite the artist stating that the figures within his painting are primarily included to serve the needs of the composition many viewers continue to interpret his paintings as having something to say about modern industrial society.
It has similarities with the 1962 painting Cahill Expressway that featured an obscured, bald, rotund, Alfred Hitchcock-like man under the Cahill Expressway in Sydney in the right middle ground of the painting.