In this original screenprint, Charles Blackman invites us through the looking glass. He distills Lewis Caroll’s story in ten windows, transforming it into something operatic. Scale undulates - in one frame Alice is cramped, in another she stands like a reed. The white rabbit climbs through a shrinking tunnel and the dormouse slumbers in a tea cup.
Blackman’s interest in Alice in Wonderland is based in emotion. He recognised a commonality between his former wife Barbara Blackman’s blindness and Alice’s tumble through Wonderland. Indeed, there is something disorientating about ‘Alice’s Through the Looking Glass’. Even the concept of a window or mirror speaks to this dual resonance. Ciphers you look through, these mediums can be strangely distortionist or isolating, keeping you at bay from the world beyond.
Blackman stands among Australia’s most beloved and collectible artists. With a career as distinct as it is diverse, his work is acclaimed for its deep understanding of the human condition. For collectors of prints, Blackman and his Alice in Wonderland adventures, this collectible work will awe.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Through the Looking Glass' 1990
screenprint on paper
Edition of 80
Image Size: 90 x 61 cm
Dimensions: 120 x 85 x 4 cm framed
Signed: signed, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition: Excellent. In a new frame
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2021
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