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Title

Sketchbook

1978-1979

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook by James Gleeson
  • Details

    Date
    1978-1979
    Media categories
    Sketchbook , Drawing
    Materials used
    charcoal, ink wash, pencil, chalk, pen and ink
    Dimensions
    33.4 x 25.5 cm leaf; 34.0 x 26.7 x 2.2 cm closed book; 34.0 x 52.1 x 2.2 cm open book
    Signature & date

    Each drawing signed and dated, charcoal "Gleeson/ [from 24.12.78 ... 1.1.79]"

    Credit
    Purchased 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    5.2012.a-bb
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    James Gleeson

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  • About

    The drawings in this sketchbook were a critical part of Gleeson's re-invention of himself as a painter beginning with an intensive period of drawing between 1977 & 1982. His subsequent new large-scaled paintings, for which he was later highly acclaimed, were first exhibited in 1983.

    The artist considered this to be his finest sketchbook. Some of the drawings are among the most powerful Gleeson has made, where he is at his most free and imaginative in the dreamlike mis-shaping of corruptible flesh. They reveal the influence of Dali and Picasso, but particularly Picasso in his return to classicism during 1916-24.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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