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Title

Study for 'At the start of the long river'

1992


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

Gleeson occasionally includes recognisable forms, such as limbs or tentacles, in his compositions.

'I think it emerges now and then when I need a sharp definite form but now I think I've become more interested in surrounding the form with a kind of atmosphere, so that you half see them through a mist of light ... it evokes form rather than making very precise statements, except there is precision here and there, but a lot of it is left to the imagination', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 100.


Details


Date

1992


Media categories

Drawing , Collage


Materials used

charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper


Dimensions

37.8 x 51.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 17.3.92".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

208.2001


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 100 (colour illus.). cat.no. 45