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Title

Larkspur

2014

Artist

Lucy Culliton

Australia

1966 -

  • Details

    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    gouache on thick white wove paper
    Dimensions
    56.0 x 76.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed, dated u.r. corner, pencil 'CULLITON 2014', signed verso upper c., pencil 'CULLITON 2014'

    Credit
    Kathleen Buchanan May Bequest Fund 2015
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    12.2015
    Copyright
    © Lucy Culliton

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    A recurring feature of Lucy Cullton’s work has been the arrangement of objects in still life compositions. In the late 2000s, several series of still life paintings (including cacti, light globes and knitted toys among other subjects), extended her earlier gridded compositions into more organic, bountiful arrangements within a flattened picture plane. Some recent still life works, such as the Bibbenluke flowers series (2012) are composed more conventionally; they show multiple flower-containing vessels - chosen for their shape and the way they reflect and refract light - arranged and rearranged on surfaces. Some of these surfaces are covered in patterned fabric, acting as counterpoint to the vibrant blooms above.

    These gouaches relate to an earlier series of oil paintings ‘Bibbenluke flowers’ 2012 (see Lucy Culliton, Bibbenluke flowers Sydney: Hughes Gallery, 2012) in which the artist’s love of flowers and her garden, and her urge to collect particular objects (bottles, vases), was revealed in exuberant still life paintings of objects and flowers arranged in a multitude of combinations. The gouaches were painted by the artist in late 2013/early 2014 at Bibbenluke, her home in southern New South Wales.

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