(Australia 12 Aug 1890–1964)
137.0 x 137.0cm board; 140.4 x 140.4 x 5.5cm frame
I have long held the belief that the arts of man are his expression in terms of a particular medium of his concept of the universe…
The concept of relativity, the vision of it I get as a painter fascinates me. A Universe without beginning, without end. A continuous creating, destroying, and expanding movement, its one constant the speed of light. (The Space Age). …
I can realize that the energy, the atoms that reach us from the sun is the source, the rhythm of existence, and the very narrow band, the spectrum, is all we can ever hope to have to try and reach a small amount of the rhythm and relativity of the universe with the substance of paint.
Ralph Balson, 1960
'Ralph Balson: abstract but more truly real with life' by Jane Somerville, pg. 20-22., Look Nov 2006, Nov 2006, 20 (colour illus.), 21.
'Milking works for a moment in the sun' by Bruce James, pg. 13., The Sydney Morning Herald 03 Apr 2002, 03 Apr 2002, 13. Review of 'Parallel Visions' exhibition
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, Domain, 2002, 96, 97 (colour illus.), 142, 147.
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Domain, 2000, 128 (colour illus.), 300.
Christine France (Australia) (Author), New Directions 1952-1962, Sydney, 1991, 43. cat.no. 52; this work is NOT reproduced on page 27 - the work reproduced is cat.no. 28 'Abstract', Acc.# 125.1980
Bruce Adams (Author), Ralph Balson A Retrospective, Bulleen, Jul 1989, 33, 82 (colour illus.), 88. cat.no. 50
Project 41 - the mosaic, the grid, Sydney, 1983. cat.no. 9
Elwyn Lynn (Australia, b.1917, d.1997) (Editor), Laura Murray (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales today, Sydney, 1983, 94, 95 (colour illus.).
'The importance of Ralph Balson' by Paul McGillick, pg. 4-17., Aspect: Art and Literature Winter 1981, Winter 1981, 11 (illus.), 16.
Gary Catalano (Australia, b.1947, d.2002) (Author), The years of hope: Australian art and criticism 1959-1968, Melbourne, 1981, 33 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Domain, 1972, 107 (colour illus.).
Ralph Balson (1960), Blaxland Gallery, 13 Jan 1960–27 Jan 1960.
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961.
Balson, Crowley, Fizelle, Hinder, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 05 Oct 1966–30 Oct 1966.
Balson, Crowley, Fizelle, Hinder, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, 09 Nov 1966–11 Dec 1966.
Project 41: The mosaic -The grid (1983), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 25 Mar 1983–24 Apr 1983.
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Heide Park and Art Gallery, 15 Aug 1989–24 Sep 1989.
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, 06 Oct 1989–19 Nov 1989.
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Wollongong City Gallery, 01 Dec 1989–28 Jan 1990.
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 14 Feb 1990–01 Apr 1990.
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, University of Queensland Art Museum, 12 Apr 1990–24 May 1990.
New Directions 1952-1962, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, 08 Feb 1991–24 Mar 1991.
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003.
Australian modern masterpieces from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 05 Oct 2011–27 Nov 2011.
Australian modern masterpieces from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, 10 Dec 2011–04 Mar 2012.