Albury railway station
Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,
|Title||Albury railway station|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Albury|
|Medium||pen and black ink, brush and coloured ink washes on paper|
|Measurement||overall: 33.4 x 42.9 cm|
Depicts a group of soldiers wearing great-coats outside a darkened 'RTO' sign at the Albury railway station. A dark railway carriage forms the left hand side of the work.
Drysdale's depiction of Albury station captures the men huddled together, without individual characteristics or identities, at a bleak and impersonal station. The formal composition sits in contrast with the agitated mode expressed by the free use of black with stridently coloured washes. The combined effect is a scene replete with restlessness and eerie tension.Hide