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Title

Study for 'Games in a bad-weather crèche'

1983

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Other Title
    Study for 'Games in a bad-weather creche'
    Date
    1983
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    charcoal on ivory wove paper
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 51.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 22.12.83".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    162.2001
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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    'Playground for baby storms - infant meteorological disturbances. Really like a place where the weather of the world is germinated and ready to go out and wreak havoc. It's one of the richest paintings I've done', Gleeson quoted in Renée Free's unpublished catalogue of James Gleeson's work.

    Two motifs that frequently recur in Gleeson's late work are internal bodily organs (viscera) and water. The gentle lapping of water on a beach recalls his boyhood experience at Terrigal and later holidays at Perigean on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 84.

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