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Title

Luna Park with Griffin light

1953

Artist

Charles Blackman

Australia

12 Aug 1928 - 20 Aug 2018

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Date
    1953
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    charcoal on cardboard
    Dimensions
    52.2 x 60.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., pencil "BLACKMAN 53".

    Credit
    Purchased 1984
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    289.1984
    Copyright
    © Charles Blackman. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Charles Blackman

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  • About

    Born in Sydney in 1928, Charles Blackman moved to Melbourne where he established a studio in 1951. Blackman found the urban environment congenial to his work which reflected domestic and city life, as well as themes stimulated by the literature he was reading at the time. It was during his first year in Melbourne that Blackman discovered the bayside suburb of St Kilda, where he would travel by tram to swim, draw and visit Luna Park. The drawings led to a series of paintings on the same theme. The 'Griffin light' at the centre of the composition refers to the distinctive street lights along the Esplanade in St Kilda, which were designed by the architect Walter Burley Griffin.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Melbourne

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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