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Title

Leap

1985


Artist

Judy Cassab

Australia, Austria, Hungary

15 Aug 1920 - 03 Nov 2015


About

Leap belongs to a sustained series of paintings from the mid 1980s that developed from drawings and watercolours Cassab made of the desert landscape. In this major painting, fragments of the charcoal underdrawing appear through the colourful surface of oil paint. Apart from giving an indication of how the painting was made and adding depth to the image, it reveals the absolutely fundametal role drawing has for Cassab’s paintings of the outback.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015


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Details


Date

1985


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

103.5 x 122.5 cm stretcher; 113.0 x 133.0 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, black oil "Cassab 85".


Credit

Purchased 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

255.1986


Artist information

Judy Cassab

Works in the collection

62


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995.

Holdsworth Galleries, Judy Cassab (1985), Sydney, 1985. cat.no. 3

Anne Loxley, Art and Australia (Vol. 30, No. 4), 'Impressions of a new land - Judy Cassab and Stanislaus Rapotec interviewed', pg. 521-524, Sydney, Winter 1993, 521 (colour illus.), 522.

Elywn Lynn., Good Weekend Magazine, 'Review', Sydney, 20 Apr 1985-21 Apr 1985, 10.

Ewen McDonald, AGNSW Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 53 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Earth and paradise', pg. 283-284, Sydney, 2000, 285 (colour illus.), 300.

Barry Pearce., Older Australian masters: an exhibition of works by major Australian artists executed in the later years of their careers, 'Preface', Sydney, 1991, (illus.). not paginated, no catalogue numbers

Anne Ryan, Look, 'Vale Judy Cassab', pg. 16-17, Sydney, Feb 2016, 17 (colour illus.).

Anne Ryan, Look, 'Judy Cassab's landscapes: Celebrating her adventurous spirit', pg. 16-17, Sydney, Jul 2008, 17 (colour illus.).

Susanna Short, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Artists in dialogue with the landscape', pg. 12, Sydney, 19 Apr 1985, 12. page 12 in METRO, Arts and Entertainment section

Various, The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse, Melbourne, 1996, cover (colour illus.).