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Title

Study for 'At the start of the long river'

1992

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008

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  • Details

    Date
    1992
    Media categories
    Drawing , Collage
    Materials used
    charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
    Dimensions
    37.8 x 51.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 17.3.92".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    208.2001
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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    Referenced in 1 publication

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