Charles Blackman 'Titania Dreaming'

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In ‘Titania Dreaming’ Charles Blackman depicts Titania, Queen of the Fairies, a driving force in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the play, Titania is bewitched and falls under the spell of Nick Bottom, whose head has been replaced with a donkey. Under her enchantment, Titania loses her sense of power, growing fawning instead.

In Blackman’s rendition, Titania’s capitulation is depicted with romance. She sleeps, motifs from Blackman’s oeuvre surrounding her: a cat; apple; miniscule chair; and butterfly. Gone is chaos and mischief, leaving only tenderness.

Represented in all public collections, Blackman’s vision continues to delight and inspire viewers. For fans of the artist, Shakespeare or unexpected soulmates, this work of art in an exquisite gun metal toned frame will enchant.

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Titania Dreaming'
etching on paper
Image Size: 24 x 24 cm
Dimensions: 71 x 57 x 4 cm
Signed: Initialed CB and titled and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: very good. The number 21 is written faintly in pencil in the work's bottom left corner; image itself in pristine condition.

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