An image of Signing

Grace Cossington Smith

(Australia 1892 – 20 Dec 1984)

Signing

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Signing' is about the historic Yalta Agreement in 1945. It is a tense, ambiguous depiction of the encounter of the world leaders, Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt, with photographers in the background. The artist focuses our attention on the act of signing, as if to convey that with a stroke of a pen the fate of millions of lives is sealed.

Year
1945
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on paperboard
Dimensions
58.5 d 72.0 cm board; 71.9 x 85.3 x 5.5 cm frame :
0 - Whole; 58.4 x 72.2 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, black ink "G Cossington Smith. 45".
Credit
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1976
Accession number
187.1976
Copyright
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith