DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | Bush at evening

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Bush at evening 1947
oil on hardboard
61.0 (h) x 45.7 (w) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales Purchased 1948
© Art Gallery New South Wales
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While in the bush Cossington Smith often adopted Cézanne’s strategy of meditating on the motif in nature for long periods of time. She said that of all the painters she admired, ‘there aren’t any others that impress me like Cézanne ... I think that he painted what I wanted … that was a help, to see that done’. (Interview with Alan Roberts, 1970)

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