Charles Blackman 'Metamorphosis '

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Welcome to Metamorphosis from The Masterwork Series by Charles Blackman. In Metamorphosis, Charles Blackman captures his beloved Alice enraptured by change. Speaking to the universal yet deeply personal experience of transition, Blackman gives voice to the childhood heroine's inner life, reminding us how much our subjectivity bears on how we experience the world. As poet Judith Wright remarked, 'It is through feeling, as well as sight, that we must apprehend his work.'

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. 

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

Read about this collection at The Design Files.


This work is available framed or unframed. If you would prefer a different frame than the black one pictured, please reach out as rates may differ. If you are located within Melbourne, contact-less pick-up from the framer is available and if not, we can organize a fine art courier for you. 

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Metamorphosis '
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 190
Image Size: 60 x 80 cm
Paper Dimensions: 77 x 91 cm - unframed. Framed version is 91 x 117 cm
Signed: Signed with initials CB, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
From the 1957 painting. Printed on Elegance Velvet 308gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper
In situ framed photograph is an example only and  for scale
Condition: perfect! 

© Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency 2023

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