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Throughout his career, Charles Blackman has often turned to silhouettes. There is something he finds in the casting of shadows, blank windows and a figure with her back turned to us. Perhaps in these nocturnal sites, Blackman sees the inevitably of transitions, of liminality and unanswered questions.
Laden with the knowledge all is temporary, ‘Evening Primrose’ evokes the poetry between transience and transcendence. It asks whether you can ever know someone, ever see inside their soul.
The great feeler of Australian art, Blackman’s work is a dance of emotion. He is considered an icon of Australian art who is represented in all public collections. An edition of ‘Evening Primrose’ is held at The National Gallery of Australia.
For collectors of Blackman and figurative art, this work holds unfurling meaning. Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'Evening Primrose' 1984screenprint on paperEdition of 75Image Size: 24 x 30 cm Dimensions: 33 x 41 cm Signed: Signed CHARLES BLACKMAN, titled and numbered in marginComes with Letter of ProvenanceScreenprint printed in black ink, from one stencil. Another impression from the edition is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia Accession number: 2008.94.235 and the collection of Heide Museum of Modern Art Accession No: 1999.59Availability: in stockCondition: Very good © Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2022
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