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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, Charles'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.
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Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)'Schoolgirls in Laneway'Archival pigment print on paperImage Size: 35 x 28 cm Dimensions: 41 x 33 cm editioned lower left and embossed with publisher s seal lower right.Condition: Excellent© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2023
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