DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | Bulli Pier, South Coast

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Bulli Pier, South Coast
[also known as Thirroul Pier]
oil on pulpboard
41.5 (h) x 40.5 (w) cm
Private collection
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Among Cossington Smith’s most remarkable paintings are those of the South Coast of New South Wales at Thirroul and Bulli. Undertaken after the death of her beloved mother, who had been ill for some time, they convey a mesmerising transcendent dimension. The brushmarks are immensely varied: square, angular, feathery and delicately stippled. These works are about continuity in nature and continuity of the spirit. In the waves of movement radiating outwards and the undercurrents of complex feeling, these works are intensely personal and spiritual.

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