Charles Blackman 'Prone Schoolgirl'

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‘Prone Schoolgirl’ is perhaps the most recognisable of Charles Blackman’s Schoolgirl series. Marking a distinct shift in his practice, these images follow a lone student through desolate suburbia. Present are themes of vulnerability, alienation and the loss of innocence - reflective of life in an increasingly urbanised postwar Melbourne. Blackman was also inspired by the murder of thirteen year-old Alma Tirtschke in 1921. Conceived in 1953, this deeply evocative image announced Blackman as a serious artist.

One of Australia’s most iconic artists, Blackman's work speaks to us all. To live with his visual poetry promises to be an ever-enriching experience for you and your family. Celebrate his inimitable legacy with 'Prone Schoolgirl' today.


For the framed variant of 'Prone Schoolgirl', please allow up to fourteen days before collection is ready. 


Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Prone Schoolgirl'
Archival pigment print on paper
Image Size: 28 x 33 cm
Dimensions: 33 x 38 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
editioned lower left and embossed with publisher s seal lower right.

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Condition: As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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