- Media category
- Materials used
- charcoal, pastel, acrylic wash on paper
- 152.5 x 114.0 cm sight; 163.0 x 124.0 x 3.8 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner pencil, "J. Senbergs. 2000".
- Gift of Sharon Grey and Jeff Hall 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Jan Senbergs/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
During the late 1990s, as a development of his enduring interest in urban and industrial imagery, Senbergs turned to the theme of mapping various sites and cities. This stemmed from a fascination with maps and cartography, particularly older maps of the world, medieval town maps and Mexican Aztec maps of villages - and their combinations of seemingly precise rendering of streets, with exaggerated bird’s eye view perspective of monuments. He embarked on a mapping project of his own for the next decade, in a series of drawings and paintings, giving vivid expression to the essence of each chosen city site through application of similar principles, combined with memory and imagination. His subjects ranged from Melbourne and Sydney to Newcastle, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Ballarat and such European sites as Barcelona and Venice.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Jan Senbergs: sites and cities, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, 19 Jun 2001–14 Jul 2001
Referenced in 3 publications
Patrick McCaughey, Voyage and landfall: the art of Jan Senbergs, 'The trackless bush and the mapped city 1995-2004', pg. 189-221, Carlton, 2006, 204, 211. general reference and related work
Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Jan Senbergs: sites and cities: paintings and works on paper, Woollahra, 2001, front cover (colour illus.). cat.no. 11
Clare Temple, Foundation Newsletter #24, 'Curators' and coordinators' reports', pg. 8-11, Sydney, Jul 2014, 10.
Other works by Jan Senbergs
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