Dated 1993, ‘Camp by Yabby Creek’ is boldly Pro Hart. An original oil painting, it pictures a campsite surrounding a creek in the Australian outback – the sky is strikingly blue, luminous against the orange dirt beneath. Figures mill about, spindly eucalyptus shoot upwards, dogs chase one another and a man stoops to examine fishing nets. Under the unrelenting Australian sun, life improbably churns.
An icon of Australian art, Hart gave a voice to rural life, using his expressive brushwork to delight, narrate and communicate. ‘Camp by Yabby Creek’ is a fine example of his practice – richly coloured, textual and embroidered with many moments, each waiting to be discovered.
For collectors of Australian, outback and outsider art, ‘Camp by Yabby Creek’ is an impressive find.
Pro HART (1928 - 2006)
'Camp by Yabby Creek' 1993
Oil on board
Image Size: 45 x 60 cm
Dimensions: 70 x 85 x 7 cm
Signed: lower right Pro Hart
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Comes with a Certificate of Valuation from David Hart Galleries
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