Soldiers and children in Greece
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|Title||Soldiers and children in Greece|
|Date made||c. 1943|
|Medium||pen and black ink heightened with white on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 21.7 x 20.2 cm (irreg.)|
Illustration for the wartime publication 'The Australian Soldier - A Portrait'. Depicts two Australian soldiers wearing slouch hats talking to three Greek children.
Drysdale seldom portrayed any violent physical action to describe the experience of the Sixth Division. In 'Soldiers and children in Greece' he instead focuses on Australian servicemen and Greek child refugees conversing along the road. Commenting on the effect the war was having on the lives of the innocent, the deeply etched line work and heavy shadowing alludes to an ominous future.Hide