Life is comprised of transitions - days dissolve into nights, consciousness into sleep and childhood into adolescence. In Nightfall, Charles Blackman distills this phenomena in a girl as she drifts through space. Like his famed Schoolgirl and Alice series, Nightfall considers the preciousness of youth. It also speaks to something more profound. Created in London when Charles was thirty five, Nightfall grapples with his wife Barbara Blackman’s encroaching blindness, which in her words had initially plunged her into a "black hole of despair". It rests too on Charles's experience of fatherhood. From this perspective, Nightfall is not just about darkness or youth. Instead, laden with the knowledge everything is temporary, Charles evokes the poetry between transience and transcendence. Never before seen by the public, Nightfall has been revived as a fine quality limited edition print. Created with museum grade archival materials and hand signed by the artist, this work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from The Charles Blackman Foundation so that you can document your collection. Once treasured exclusively by the Blackman family this poetic picture can form part of your family story too.
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Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - )
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 125
Image Size: 46 x 68 cm
Dimensions: 57 x 76 cm
Signed: signed with initials by the artist
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Printed using the highest modern archival ink printing process onto archival 100% cotton rag Hahnemühle 245gsm Warm White paper, this limited reproduction of 125 has been signed with initials by Charles Blackman.
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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