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Title

(Two compositional studies of rocks etc)


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

'The nerve garden didn't decay. I wanted the rock to have a kind of movement you don't normally have in rock forms - animal-like movement ... the animation is taken from the figures and put into the rocks ...'

As a child Glesson spent many hours by coastal rock pools at Terrigal, NSW, where rock formations and the sea fascinated him. They became a recurring motif in his paintings from his earliest work to the present.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 41.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1946


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pen and black ink, sienna ink


Dimensions

22.8 x 14.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

138.1993


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 41 (colour illus.). cat.no. 7f