In ornate ‘The Offering’ Charles Blackman pictures a woman’s face shrouded by flowers. She holds a vase like a newborn, presenting its blooming beauty to the world.
Flowers and the feminina are recurring motifs in Blackman’s oeuvre. One critic described his florals as “the souls of flowers” — indeed, they carry a resonance that goes beyond the particular to touch something universal.
Blackman is among Australia’s most iconic artists. With representation in every public gallery, his work has entered the public vernacular, earning acclaim for its poetry. For collectors of Modern Australian art, prints and flowers accept this offering before it leaves.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Offering (Marigold)'
Etching on paper
Edition of 35
Image Size: 20 x 15 cm
Dimensions: 39 x 29 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and editioned below image.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Embossed with Port Jackson Press Australia seal bottom right.
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