The wooden figurines represent people, the way that each figurine is exactly identical to another may suggest the way he views people going through life; being totally equal and no different from another.
He made four etchings based on this theme inincludinghaving first experimented with etchings and drypoint at Swinburne Technical College, Melbourne, in Each of the wooden couples is dancing in the same position, but they are painted from a different angle.
It can be seen in the subtle and complex visual analogy and metaphor in these earlier works; the Collins St.
This work is a painting of many pairs of wooden figurines dancing on a table. Featured image: John Brack — Man in Pub detail The manner in which each figurine are positioned in the same pose, yet seen from various perspectives may also suggest that way he feels about the people and their lives, different people living through the!
There are closing curtains behind the table of dancing figurines and the title, The Evening Dance may propose the idea that its coming to the close of life or the end of a particular experience in many lives.
The Evening Dance is very strong and bold, bursting with movement and hidden meanings of mixed emotions.
Depicting Australian culture during the Menzies era, where the home was viewed as the foundation of the Australian way of life, The new house portrays a conventional married couple — suburban homeowners — standing in front of their fireplace in a simply adorned interior.