Two Miners – SOLD

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This psychologically interesting work is a rarer theme for Pro Hart than his more readily available and commonly known outback subjects.

This rare work, painted in 1995 in a rich impasto technique, depicts two miners deep underground in their work shirts, the darkness of the mine illuminated by a solitary bulb . The miners are shown as empty vessels – headless and armless – a metaphoric commentary about how they have disappeared as individuals as they become a nameless cog in a big wheel – no longer fully human, and more a faceless tool to extract ore from the earth.

Pro Hart’s headless miner subjects are insights to the time decades ago when he worked as a miner at Broken Hill before becoming a successful artist. Pro recollects in these paintings the harshness and drudgery of mining underground in times when the work was dangerous, uncomfortable, and not well paid – a¬†fascinating¬†autobiographical & social statement in paint.

Oil on Canvas
50 x 40 cm
75 x 65 cm
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