Episode number 15 of Series “The Australian eye III”.
A small but powerful painting by Russell Drysdale, which combines starkness with lyricism. The artist talks about his reactions to the picture and his problems in painting it, and his style and technique of underpainting and glazing.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)