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

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Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Thanksgiving service
[(also known as Thanksgiving Sunday)]
oil on pulpboard
66.2 (h) x 49.5 (w) cm
Fred and Elinor Wrobel Collection, John Passmore Museum of Art
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In Thanksgiving service, 1945, flags are re-installed in the church at the end of the war. There is a sense of quiet participation, giving thanks in prayer for the end of the conflict. In this work the stillness of the figures is counteracted by the expressive use of colour to impart a vibrancy and joy at the end of the conflict.

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