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Title

Drawing for lithograph 'Knife and postcard'

2003

Artist

Kevin Lincoln

Australia

20 Mar 1941 –

  • Details

    Date
    2003
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, charcoal, graphite on buff wove paper
    Dimensions
    50.0 x 70.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r. within composition, pencil "'Lincoln 03".

    Credit
    Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    113.2022
    Copyright
    © Kevin Lincoln/Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Kevin Lincoln

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

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