Design Size: 31 x 41 cms
Moderate to Intermediate level
This is a counted cross stitch conversion of the magnificent painting ‘Down on His Luck’ by Frederick McCubbin.
A detailed conversion of the famous painting,
The National Gallery of Victoria describes the painting’s cultural significance: For city workers, living and working in crowded, dirty conditions, McCubbin’s image of the prospector offered an alternative to the oppressive poverty experienced in the slums of Melbourne. Although the bushman is ‘down on his luck’, he has a certain nobility. He is his own man, independent of the demands of a ‘boss’, he breathes the fresh air of the bush and is free to make his own decisions. The sensibilities portrayed in this painting continue to capture Australia’s national spirit, though the majority of the population now live in urban centres far removed from the bush.
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