(Italy, Australia 1939–09 Aug 1978)
44.0 x 35.5 x 1.0cm book closed
Matching diversity with originality, Baldessin executed dazzling works on paper, filled with a world of elusive symbols and motifs - pears, his so-called 'personages', windows and chairs - which became potent symbols across all media of his oeuvre. Quirky, absurdist and disquieting imagery characterises Baldessin's work, matched by his highly sophisticated skills as a printmaker.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001