ART30268.010

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ID number ART30268.010
Title Section of dock wall under construction, September 1943; verso: sketch of dock wall construction in pencil
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Medium brown ink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper; verso: pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 27.4 x 35.2 cm

Description

Part of the dock wall at Sydney Graving Dock below crane carrying concrete blocks. Workers are depicted below. 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.