Study for 'Genesis'
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
'Genesis really described what I had in mind. Forms issuing from the darkness into the light and becoming concrete shapes and forms, the beginning', James Gleeson 27 August 2003.
The first study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3'.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 97.
charcoal, collage, squared with pencil on white wove paper
37.9 x 51.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 5.5.91".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953, 97 (colour illus.). cat.no. 43