- Media category
- Materials used
- pencil, charcoal, graphite on buff wove paper
- 50.0 x 70.1 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. within composition, pencil "'Lincoln 03".
- Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2022
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Kevin Lincoln/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Kevin Lincoln began making still lifes in the mid 1970s, when he ‘...started to pay attention to the objects on the table before me – and in this way began making still-life paintings’ (Kevin Lincoln, 2015). Initially he pictured objects that had a personal meaning to him, although he grew increasingly drawn to exploring formal questions in subject, materials and composition.
This drawing is a study for a lithograph. It features an image of a postcard of the AGNSW’s Giorgio Morandi painting Still life 1957. An everyday object like a kitchen knife takes on a metaphorical resonance, its sharp blade a counterpoint to the postcard of a famous masterpiece of the still life genre, creating a tension in the image that extends to the beauty of objects but also the violent potential of the one it foregrounds.
Other works by Kevin Lincoln
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