Charles Blackman 'Evening Primrose'

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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 and the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

For collectors of Blackman and figurative art, this work holds unfurling meaning. 

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Evening Primrose' 1984
Screenprint on paper
Edition of 75
Image Size: 24 x 30 cm
Dimensions: 33 x 41 cm
Signed: Signed CHARLES BLACKMAN, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance

- The National Gallery of Australia; Accession number 2008.94.235
- Heide Museum of Modern Art; Accession No1999.59

Condition is Very Good: Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.

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