From his ‘Golden Era’ for drawing, this work of art comes from a 1965 Rowney Sketchbook and represents a deep dive into Charles Blackman’s practice. It is populated with scenes from his life in London before returning to Australia that year. These impressions are a wink in time - moments of sadness, inspiration or everyday life. Here, he sketches a bust. More a study of feeling and energy than likeness, it is classic Blackman. This interest in our emotional selves recurs in some of his most iconic works. Direct from the Blackman Family’s private collection, this work is a rare and fascinating insight into the creative mind of one of Australia’s great artists.
The style expressed in 'Bust' is echoed in more significant Blackman works, including these titled 'Discussion' (right) and 'The Offering' (left).
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Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
pencil on paper
Image Size: 14 x 9 cm
Signed: initialed CB and dated 65
Comes with Letter of Provenance
From the London Rowney sketchbook collection With Certificate of Authenticity from the artist's eldest son, Auguste
Availability: in stock
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2019
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