Auguste Blackman 'The Owl and the Pussy-Cat'

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Auguste Blackman’s ‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat’ is named after Edward Lear’s famous 1871 poem. Like Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland, Lear wrote this poem for a friend’s child. Whether there is any meaning to it, other than mere delight, is a subject of debate. Lear was afterall a nonsense writer, the inventor of the fatuous term “runcible.”

Some argue however, that his poem was a commentary on Victorian society. In the delicious absurdity of Lear’s prose lies a subversion of Victorian repressive norms and mores. Like art, poetry can be a way to experiment with boundaries, intuition and imagination.

In Auguste’s rendition, whimsy abounds. Bold and brazen, this portrait of literary absurdism will delight collectors of the Blackmans, expressive art and stories. Dance beneath the moonlight with it.

Auguste BLACKMAN (1957 - )
'The Owl and the Pussy-Cat'
oil on board
Image Size: 120 x 90 cm
Dimensions: 130 x 100 x 2 cm
Signed: Signed 'Auguste BLACKMAN' lower left
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Excellent

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