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An image of Psychoscape I by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Psychoscape I
Year
1980
Media category
Watercolour
Materials used
charcoal, pastel, watercolour
Dimensions

70.4 x 51.5 cm image; 76.2 x 57.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., pencil "Gleeson 28.7.80".
Credit
Purchased 1982
Accession number
244.1982
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

The character and mood of this coloured drawing is similar to Gleeson's paintings from 1982 onwards. The first study for the drawing is a 3.8 x 3.2 cm thumbnail sketch in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 1'. One of five small studies on the page, this tiny drawing differs very little from the much larger final drawing.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 70.

Bibliography (3)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Revealing drawings: ideas that were turned into monumental paintings', pg. 22-26, Newtown, Mar 2003, 22 (colour illus.), 23.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 26

Hendrik Kolenberg, Contemporary Australian drawings: from the collection, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 21

Exhibition history (2)

Contemporary Australian Drawings - from the collection:

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