This drawing is closely related to a painting in the collection, ‘The aspects regard one another’ 1965, acquired in 1968, from the earliest period of Peart’s career. This multi-panelled painting presaged both his subsequent and short-lived interest in minimalist hard edge painting, and the qualities of his later work; namely, lyrical abstraction.
During this period, Peart made a large number of drawings. Exploratory and calligraphic in nature, he sought to capture the immediacy of the painting experience, in spontaneous drawings and paintings on paper considering colour, space and form.
ink, ballpoint pen on ivory wove paper
26.0 x 20.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r., blue ballpoint pen "1.1.66/ PEART".
Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2016
Not on display
© Estate of John Peart
Shown in 1 exhibition
John Peart (1945-2013): the sixties - a selection of works on paper from the Estate, Watters Gallery, East Sydney, 30 Aug 2016–17 Sep 2016
Referenced in 1 publication
Geoffrey Legge, John Peart (1945-2013): the sixties - a selection of works on paper from the Estate, Sydney, 2016, 6 (col. illus.), 25. cat. no. 5