During the European Renaissance, depictions of flowers became a way for an artist or patron to communicate their worldliness. A painting of a non-native plant indicated that its creator had access to among the most rare and fleeting of beauties. In this work, Auguste Blackman eschews this notion to instead, prize a flower close to home.
'Still Life with an Octopus Vase' is a sumptuous ode to gum tree blossoms. It evokes the plant’s impact, which sees a flame of scarlet flowers roar across silver limbs. Picked from Australian bushland and bought at Blackman’s local market, they are a symbol of nature, nationhood and the importance of small town delights.
A respected Australian artist, Auguste is the progeny of revered artistic dynasty the Blackman family. Whether reflecting on the experience of growing up among artists, or demonstrating a born passion for painting, he remains a dynamic and rich voice in Australian art. For collectors of Blackman, still life or expressionistic art, invite this eternal bouquet home.
Auguste BLACKMAN (1957 - )
'Still Life with Octopus Vase' 2021
Acrylics on paper
Image Size: 72 x 50 cm
Dimensions: 72 x 50 cm
Signed: Signed lower left: Auguste Blackman.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee
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