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Title

Occasional images from a city chamber

1975

Artist

George Baldessin

Italy, Australia

1939 - 09 Aug 1978

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  • Details

    Date
    1975
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, soft-ground, aquatint, black ink on white wove paper
    Edition
    2/2
    Dimensions
    100.3 x 49.9 cm each platemark; 119.5 x 60.5 cm each sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1977
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    231.1977.a-y
    Copyright
    © Reproduced with permission

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    Artist information
    George Baldessin

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  • About

    This suite of prints was made by George Baldessin in his studio at Melbourne's Winfield Building, following his invitation to represent Australia alongside Imants Tillers at the XII São Paulo Bienal, Brazil. 'Occasional images from a city chamber' is one of the first Australian examples of a serial print, which was then a contemporary development in international printmaking. Few prints of such ambition and magnitude have been produced in Australia, confirming Baldessin's significance as a virtuoso etcher.

    The physical appearance of this work, with its continuous line of images leading into one another like a frieze, surrounds and draws the viewer into a realm of mysterious forms and enigmatic figures. These elements, while stemming from Baldessin's studio surroundings, are manifestations of his imaginative world, and float randomly through its space to form a cohesive and harmonious whole.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 9 publications

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