ART30257

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ID number ART30257
Title Linemen erecting power pole in excavation, Sydney graving dock
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943-c 1944
Medium gouache over pencil on cardboard
Measurement Overall: 40.4 x 54.4cm

Description

Scene of four men working to erect power lines at Sydney Graving. In the background below a group of work around a crane. The four men in the foreground are exerting a large amount of energy though pulling on a thick rope. The artist utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers and heroism of their actions.