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'The Pioneers by Fredrick McCubbin' posted by Lana Zgoznik


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I was delighted when both my children recognized this triptych and started telling me the story! These three prints tell the story of a couple starting their life in country Australia as pioneers. Then we see their built home and baby, and finally, (we presume) it is their son visiting the place where his parents once stood. When I look at these prints I enter the pioneering world of the first settlers and feel compassion and admiration for the difficulties they faced in building their homes in Australian bushland. I also feel gratitude for the comforts we have these days, as we enjoys the benefits of electricity, gas, running water and modern transport. These prints were the perfect addition to my home, especially as McCubbin painted in the vicinity of the suburb where we now live...and I am pleased to say they have the pride of place in the entrance hall to my home as I love having an 'Australian experience' every time I come home...

 
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