Charles Blackman 'Blue Vase'

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Welcome to Blue Vase from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. Awash in melancholy, Blue Vase combines two of Charles Blackman's favourite motifs - girls and flowers. A year before its conception, Barbara Blackman – whose eyesight was diminishing – wrote of her fondness for flowers as "things I have had and still have but will not always". Here, up-close yet somehow unreachable, a figure in sorrowful awe contends with this ambivalence, using flowers as we do – to express the inexpressible.

The Masterworks Series is an unprecedented revival of Charles Blackman's oeuvre, gleaned from the artists powerful image making from of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Vital to the images in this series are experiences recognizable to us all. From lost love to the inevitable close of childhood – Charles Blackman's ability to feel the beauty and pain of life through his art is core to what makes him a living legend.

Published by The Charles Blackman Foundation in an acknowledgment of Charles's 90th birthday in 2018, this pigment print is a limited edition of 190. It is initialed by the artist, blind embossed with the Blackman seal, accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity and comprised of the finest quality museum-grade materials. For more information, to discuss viewing, framing or payment solutions like Artmoney or layby please reach out. Living with the powerful imagery of one of Australia s most beloved and collected artists Charles Blackman, promises to be an experience you and your family will come to treasure. 

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Blue Vase'
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 190
Image Size: 90 x 72 cm
Dimensions: 112 x 82 cm
Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation
From the 1958 painting. Printed on Elegance Velvet 308gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper

Condition: Excellent  

Framed photograph is an example only and for scale

Discover the masterful process, father and son collaboration and historical significance behind reviving this work here.

Read about this collection at The Design Files.