Then and Now

Artist' Luck, 2020, mobile selfie.

Frederick McCubbin. Down on His Luck, 1889, oil on canvas, 115 x 153 cm (detail).

These times are being likened to the 1930s Great Depression. The 1890s were also a time of Depression after the Land Boom. I live where the Australia Impressionists painted.

No more 5 pm, 2020, mobile selfie.

John Brack, Collins St, 5p.m, 1955, oil on canvas, 114.8 × 162.8 cm. NGV collection. 

‘...Brack depicts Melbourne’s financial centre hub at the end of the working day, uniformly dressed office-workers stream homeward...’ NGV website