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Title

Brazil no 3

(1971)

Artist

David Aspden

Australia, England

01 May 1935 - 26 Jun 2005

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Brazil Series No.3
    Untitled
    Date
    (1971)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    267.0 x 240.0 cm stretcher; 271.0 x 244.5 x 4.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1985
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    2.1985
    Copyright
    © Karen Aspden

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    Artist information
    David Aspden

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This painting was exhibited at the 1971 Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in Brazil, where David Aspden (and Gunter Christmann) represented Australia. Aspden was awarded a gold medal for his body of work, which became known as the 'Brazil' series. With its grand-scale celebration of joyous colour, this series coincided with Aspden’s growing artistic maturity. A key aspect of this was the freeform jigsaw shape that he introduced in order to explore the relationship between colour and space. For Aspden, painting was as much a process as the creation of an all-encompassing colour environment.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 13 publications

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