Study for 'At the start of the long river'
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
Gleeson occasionally includes recognisable forms, such as limbs or tentacles, in his compositions.
'I think it emerges now and then when I need a sharp definite form but now I think I've become more interested in surrounding the form with a kind of atmosphere, so that you half see them through a mist of light ... it evokes form rather than making very precise statements, except there is precision here and there, but a lot of it is left to the imagination', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 100.
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
37.8 x 51.1 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 17.3.92".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
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
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 100 (colour illus.). cat.no. 45