Jeffrey Smart

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A painting of train platforms with signs advertising 'Henri Matisse at the Royal Academy April 9 to May 30-05' that obscure a sign for Ashford. A few people wait on the furthest platform and behind them a large apartment building sits against a dark sky.

Jeffrey Smart
Matisse at Ashford

Creation date: 2005

Matisse at Ashford
2005 Tuscany, Italy
oil on canvas
86 x 138 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Gift of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales with assistance from the Collection Circle 2007
© The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
Photo: AGNSW

Music composed by YL Hooi

Advertising repeated on platforms repeated. Rows of windows under a low sky. An afternoon’s hangover of travellers’ chatter. Trains coming and going. Voices on the loudspeaker. All enclosed in a conversation between Smart and Matisse.