Interior onto a garden, painting by Grace Cossington Smith
Grace Cossington Smith is considered one of the pioneers of the Modernist art movement in this country, as she was one of the first Australian artists to experiment with Post-Impressionist techniques. As she explained, "I have always wanted, and my aim had always been to express form in colour — colour within colour, vibrant with light". She created this work while living with her invalid sister at their family home, Cossington. It was a scene she painted multiple times, exploring different colour ranges to great effect.