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Brian Seidel was a highly accomplished artist. His former teacher, the acclaimed Jeffrey Smart once described Seidel’s work as “evocations of moments of rapture”. That said however, his work could also be startlingly quiet - moments of reflection struck clear.
‘Repose’ is an example of the former. In it, a young woman slumps over a cushion, her eyes closed and hand holding a rose. The work is careful and quiet, a study of the human body, its history, possibilities and curvatures. The rose recalls romance, the fleetingness of life and beauty, and fragility, in spite of a thorny exterior.
Seidel is represented in regional and public collections across Australia. A friend of Brain Dunlop, he is considered a significant Australian artist. For collectors of prints and studies of the human body, ‘Repose’ is a penetrating find. Brian SEIDEL (1928 - )'Repose' 1994Etching on paperEdition of 40Image Size: 18 x 17 cm Dimensions: 36 x 32 cm Signed: Signed Brian Seidel, titled, dated & edition in the marginComes with Letter of ProvenanceCondition: 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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