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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' 2021Acrylics on paperImage Size: 72 x 50 cm Dimensions: 72 x 50 cm Signed: Signed lower left: Auguste Blackman.Comes with Letter of ProvenanceAvailability: in stockCondition:Excellent© The Artist or Assignee
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At Angela Tandori Fine Art, we want to empower Confident Collectors. We know that starting an art collection can be daunting - markets fluctuate, trends waver and theories permeate. Our best advice? Start with art that speaks to you. Whether you're drawn to art for its audacity, power or narrative, discovering what you love is exciting. And to ease the process, we're here to help with advice, services and consultation. Start your own art collection today and tell your story.
Since 2001, Angela Tandori Fine Art has been connecting people across the world with art they love. With a focus on Modern and Contemporary collectable Australian art, we offer a platform where first-time, as well as established collectors can discover art with confidence. Always available online - we are professional so you can be passionate.
Our director, Angela Tandori is a second generation art dealer who begun working in the industry in 1998. Armed with vast experience in auctioning, valuing, exhibiting and consulting in Australian art, Angela has honed her vision for the modern collector. She holds a certificate in Auction & Valuation practice and is a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia and an associate member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia. Plus, she’s an avid art collector herself!
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