ART30258

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ID number ART30258
Title Main concrete mixing plant, Sydney graving dock
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker McClintock, Herbert (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943-c 1944
Medium brown pen and ink with watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement overall: 57.4 cm x 40 cm

Description

Foreground depicts two men shoveling cement at Sydney Graving Dock. The main concrete mixing plant occupies the background. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken. The artist also utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.