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Title

Study for 'The prepared grove'


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

'... it was the idea of a grove, prepared for some sort of event, and a pathway leading you into what may happen', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

A study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3' and is remarkably similar to the larger drawing and painting. This is typical of Gleeson's working method. From the start he has a very clear overall image, which he elaborates and enlarges, but rarely alters radically.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 94.


Details


Date

1990


Media categories

Drawing , Collage


Materials used

charcoal, collage, pencil, squared with pencil on white wove paper


Dimensions

37.9 x 51.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 15.9.90".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

187.2001


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 8 (illus., detail), 9, 94 (colour illus.). cat.no. 41