Charles Blackman is one of the most beloved Australian artists. His works are pensive meditations on human condition couched in the visually disarming vocabulary of a dream-like state. Many of his works, especially those from the ‘Schoolgirls’ and ‘Alice’ series, have entered the Australian vernacular and are considered to be among the most iconic images of Australian art. His works have been a subject of curated survey exhibitions and scholarly monographs, while his importance to the Australian cultural landscape has been recognised by representative holding of his works in all national and state galleries, and significant regional and tertiary collections.
‘The Journey II’ is redolent of dreamscapes from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ series. Like Dorothy and Toto from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, the figures are floating in an undefined space, guided protectively by the mysterious hand. The brevity of line and the richness of the aquatint demonstrate the artist’s proficiency of the print medium.
This rare original etching, produced by the artist with the Crown Street Press, is a valuable addition to budding collectors and connoisseurs of Charles Blackman s works alike.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Journey II' 1998
etching on paper
Edition of 12
Image Size: 40 x 50 cm
Dimensions: 57 x 76 cm
Signed: Signed Charles Blackman in margin.
Additional details: Hard ground etching printed on 100% cotton French paper 300 grams
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