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Title

Study - detail for 'The Nerve Garden' , from Studies for 'The nerve garden'

1946

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1946
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    blue ball-point pen
    Dimensions
    31.2 x 25.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    141.1993
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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  • About

    'The nerve garden didn't decay. I wanted the rock to have a kind of movement you don't normally have in rock forms - animal-like movement ... the animation is taken from the figures and put into the rocks ...'

    As a child Glesson spent many hours by coastal rock pools at Terrigal, NSW, where rock formations and the sea fascinated him. They became a recurring motif in his paintings from his earliest work to the present.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 41.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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