Auguste Blackman 'Red Night'

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Auguste Blackman’s ‘Red Night’ is inspired by Edward Lear’s famous 1871 poem The Owl and the Pussycat. Like Lewis Carroll's 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, after all, a nonsense writer, inventor of the fatuous term “runcible.”

For some historians however, The Owl and the Pussycat can be read as a commentary on Victorian society. In the delicious absurdity of Lear’s prose lies a subversion of the era's 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 - )
'Red Night'
oil on board
Image Size: 120 x 90 cm
Dimensions: 140 x 108 x 3 cm
Signed: Signed 'Auguste BLACKMAN' lower left
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition is Excellent.
(c) The Artist or Assignee