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Title

Acrobat


Artist

George Baldessin

Italy, Australia

1939 - 09 Aug 1978


About

George Baldessin was one of a select number of Australian sculptors and printmakers notable for their inventiveness, influence and prolific output. After studying in London, then Milan, where he came under the tutelage of Marino Marini, he became influential as a teacher in Melbourne in the 1960s and 70s, unconstrained by tradition and refusing to become overly consumed by technique. His distinctive visual vocabulary of elegant, distorted figures in fluid, abstract space developed from early images of circus performers and later came to embrace nudes, urban imagery and a personal iconography of objects such as fruit, banquet tables and windows.


Details


Place where the work was made

Melbourne Victoria Australia


Date

1964


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, aquatint, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper


Edition

1/10


Dimensions

29.7 x 30.2 cm platemark; 56.9 x 37.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "G Baldessin 64".


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA10.1965


Artist information

George Baldessin

Works in the collection

29


Place

Where the work was made
Melbourne