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Title

Study

1983

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Date
    1983
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pastel, black ink, opaque white on black paper
    Dimensions
    30.7 x 47.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., white opaque white "Gleeson 3.1.83".

    Credit
    Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    69.1995.2
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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    When he worked in pastel on black paper, as in this case, another dimension is added, suggesting night or something sombre.

    '... I wanted to get a picture in glowing, rich autumnal colours that would convey the kind of anxiety/not anxiety, sort of melancholy of autumn. I always react fairly strongly to weather conditions. Autumn - never comfortable, particularly in England. It always conveys the ending of things to me. The idea of termination was perhaps the incentive behind this picture', Gleeson quoted in Renée Free's unpublished catalogue of James Gleeson's work.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 79.

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