A couple more images from the National Gallery of Australia book Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955.
Things were pretty tough in Melbourne in the 1930s. The Great Depression.
You can see the anxiety in these linocuts. Thake puts a shoe last, a railway track, and an electrical insulator together and calls it Cold Iron.
Hard labour and bad working conditions. A dramatic linocut for grueling times.
| Eric Thake, Cold Iron, 1932, linocut |
Then a little later, this still life called Crucifixion. Some lovely iconography.
| Eric Thake, Crucifixion, 1936 |