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Butterflies possess a dual resonance in Charles Blackman’s work. They are on one hand, symbols of transformation – the exquisite result of a metamorphosis from caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly. They also, on the other hand, connect to Blackman’s iconic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ series.
In ‘Butterfly’, this duality is present. Eyes peer through the creature’s wings, perhaps Alice has been transfigured into an insect? Or maybe the butterfly is part person, a visual metaphor for the changes we all endure. Brilliantly coloured and as always curious and curiouser, ‘Butterfly’ is a beguiling image.
Blackman stands among Australias most beloved and collectable artists. With a career as distinct as it is diverse, his work is consistently informed by a sense of childlike wonder. For fans of Blackman and butterflies, let this work flutter into your collection. Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'Butterfly'etching on paperEdition 27 of 50Image Size: 40 x 50 cm Dimensions: 60 x 80 cm Signed: signed, titled and editioned bottom marginComes with Letter of ProvenanceCondition: Very Good: Image is in Fine condition.© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2022
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