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An image of Study for 'At the start of the long river' by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Study for 'At the start of the long river'
Year
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
Accession number
208.2001
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003