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Title

Meditation

(1977)

Artist

David Aspden

Australia, England

01 May 1935 - 26 Jun 2005

  • Details

    Other Title
    Meditation Landscape
    Date
    (1977)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    244.0 x 163.0 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1977
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    345.1977
    Copyright
    © Karen Aspden

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  • About

    'The leaf-like forms flutter over dark green surfaces, autumn floors, and blue pond spaces with touches of colour that recall a rosary of herbal tints … All geometric structuring has been replaced by floating color [sic] upon color.'

    Sandra McGrath, Australian, 1977

    This painting exemplifies Aspden’s deft placement of shapes and musical ‘accenting’ of colour to create movement on the surface of the canvas, as well as interplay between foreground and background. One of a series of Meditation paintings and drawings made at this time, it marked a new development in his work in which he arranged his signature free-form shapes more loosely over the canvas in what was termed a ‘floating’ style.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

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