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Title

Acrobat

1964

Artist

George Baldessin

Italy, Australia

1939 - 09 Aug 1978

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Date
    1964
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, aquatint, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper
    Edition
    1/10
    Dimensions
    29.7 x 30.2 cm platemark; 56.9 x 37.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "G Baldessin 64".

    Credit
    Purchased 1965
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    DA10.1965
    Copyright
    © Estate of George Baldessin

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  • About

    George Baldessin was one of a select number of Australian sculptors and printmakers notable for their inventiveness, influence and prolific output. After studying in London, then Milan, where he came under the tutelage of Marino Marini, he became influential as a teacher in Melbourne in the 1960s and 70s, unconstrained by tradition and refusing to become overly consumed by technique. His distinctive visual vocabulary of elegant, distorted figures in fluid, abstract space developed from early images of circus performers and later came to embrace nudes, urban imagery and a personal iconography of objects such as fruit, banquet tables and windows.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Melbourne

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