(Australia 1942– )
52.0 x 37.0cm each sheet; 73.0 x 56.0 x 3.5cm each frame:
a - left panel; 52 x 37cm
b - centre panel; 52 x 37cm
c - right panel; 52 x 37cm
'The chosen work demands attention by calling softly. In a world of clashes and chaos, this work speaks of something different. With dense layers and subtle surfaces it talks of the mystery of growth, of essences and fragility, of quiet
contemplation. It is like a thought once understood and lost, which one tries to grasp again.' (Guy Warren, 2011).
Anne Judell’s 'Breath' evokes smoke, drifting clouds, organic entities or simply the ineffable. Although she looks closely at nature, Judell stated that in 'Breath' she was ‘exploring a way to show the fundamental truth of matter’. Her principal interest lies in the connection between ancient Buddhist wisdom and current scientific discoveries in quantum physics, in the constant formation and dissolution of molecules. She says, ‘I work very lightly with many many layers of pastel until some form asserts itself. This is then refined with graphite and more layers. I’m attempting to reach that very elusive point where they are neither form nor formless.’ For Judell, the drawing describes an emotional state and is, in essence, abstract. She feels that it is necessary to give time to the work, to allow it to be felt, to resonate with the viewer. She states on the subject of her practice that, ‘art, for me, is the mystery itself, as well as the means to explore the mystery’.
Christopher Allen, The Australian 19 Dec 2011, ‘Nuanced works draw on the disciplined imagination’, pg. 13, Canberra, 19 Dec 2011, 13 (illus.).
Alexandra Back, The Sydney Morning Herald 03 Dec 2011-04 Dec 2011, 'Artist draws breath and scores 10 out of zen', pg. 13, Sydney, 03 Dec 2011-04 Dec 2011, 13.
Emma Biscoe, Highlands Post 15 Dec 2011, 'Last minute decision pays off', pg. 1, Bowral, 15 Dec 2011, 1 (illus.). Judell is photographed standing in front of the work.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing 2012, ‘Introduction’, pg. 6-14, Sydney, 2012, cover (colour illus.), 9, 56, 57 (colour illus.), 61, back cover (colour illus.).
Jude McBean, The Daily Examiner 10 Dec 2011, 'The Dobell', pg. 33, Grafton, 10 Dec 2011, 33.
John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald 10 Dec 2011-11 Dec 2011, 'Lines of poetry', pg. 12-13, Sydney, 10 Dec 2011-11 Dec 2011, 12, (colour illus.), 23. Featured in Spectrum supplement.
Deborah McIntosh, Highlife Magazine Apr 2012, ‘Drawn to intrigue’, pg. 124-126, Bowral, Apr 2012, 124 (colour illus.), 125.
Paul McLoughlin (Editor), Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser 03 Dec 2011, 'Anne Judell wins art's Dobell Prize', pg. 49, Wagga Wagga, 03 Dec 2011, 49.
Paul Ramadge (Editor), Age 07 Dec 2011, 'Artist breaths easier after $25,000 win', pg. 19, Melbourne, 07 Dec 2011, 19 (colour illus.).
Deborah Stone (Editor), www.artshub.com.au 05 Dec 2011, ‘Anne Judell wins Dobell Prize for Drawing’, Australia, 05 Dec 2011, (colour illus., detail). viewed 14.12.2011, http://au.artshub.com/au/news-article/news/arts/anne-judell-wins-dobell-prize-for-drawing-186690
Jill Sykes (Editor), Look Feb 2012, 'Dense and subtle Dobell winner', pg. 10, Newtown, Feb 2012, 10 (colour illus.).
Matthew Westwood, The Australian 03 Dec 2011, 'Anne Judell's picture of nothing wins the Dobell Prize', n.pag., Canberra, 03 Dec 2011, n.pag..
Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph 03 Dec 2011, 'Emotional victory', pg. 23, Surry Hills, 03 Dec 2011, 23.
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Newcastle herald 03 Dec 2011, 'Abstract art wins Dobell', pg. 2, Newcastle, 03 Dec 2011, 2.
www.sbs.com.au 02 Dec 2011, 'Anne Judell wins this year's Dobell Prize', Australia, 02 Dec 2011. viewed 07.12.2011, http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1609803/Anne-Judell-wins-this-years-Dobell-Prize
www.abc.net.au 02 Dec 2011, 'NSW artist wins prestigious drawing prize', Australia, 02 Dec 2011, (colour illus.). viewed 07.12.2011, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-02/judell-wins-dobell-drawing-prize/3709228
http://news.ninemsn.com.au 02 Dec 2011, 'Southern Highlands artist Anne Judell has won this year's Dobell Prize for Drawing', Australia, 02 Dec 2011. viewed 07.12.2011, http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/10/10/17/09/anne-judell-wins-this-year-s-dobell-prize
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