Grace Cossington Smith: The Bridge in-curve, 1930.
One of my favourite landmarks in Sydney is The Sydney Harbour Bridge. I drive over it most days and every time I do, it is an absolute treat! Even whilst driving you can appreciate the aspect, the view of the approaching city and the wonderful cloudscapes. It's even better when you walk over it - the view is spectacular - so high up and all that beauty of the harbour and ferries and The Sydney Opera House below.
These paintings and drawings of the bridge being built are by local Sydney gal Grace Cossington Smith. She was born in 1892 in Neutral Bay (quite close by to where the bridge stands) and was a pioneering modernist Australian artist. I think these are some of my favourite art works depicting Sydney.
Top (left to right): The Bridge in Building (1929), The Curve of the Bridge (1928 - 1929), Study for The Bridge in Curve (1929), Not Titled (Sydney Harbour Bridge in Construction - 1930 or 1931) and Circular Quay from Milson's Point (1929),