Homage to Stan Cross; “Stop laughing, this is serious” (2005)

Homage to Stan Cross "Stop laughing, this is serious", painting by Sam GoldingOil on linen
84 x 41 cm, shaped stretcher

Stan Cross drew this iconic Australian cartoon in the 1920’s in pen and ink.

This reinterpretation is based on the cartoon as I wanted to examine how space was depicted in cubist terms and the dual recession to ground and horizon.

As the cartoon has a curvature in the line of the buildings it appears to me as if the scene was drawn from a photograph as this reflects the curvature of a lens.

I am hopeful that the humour of the original remains evident in the reinterpretation.

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