In this original screenprint, Charles Blackman presents Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ under new light. The story’s drama hangs in twelve fragments, some sweet others fraught. There’s Alice’s face, cropped to her eye’s imperceptible expression; an empty glove, draped on a table’s edge; and perhaps most strange of all, the rabbit’s silhouette, silently occupying a window. A childhood fairytale takes on the cadence of an opera.
Blackman’s interest in Alice in Wonderland, like much of his oeuvre, 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 House’ - its sense of scale ballooning and contracting, and Alice’s upside-down face in the final segment. As always, Blackman is ever adroit in the language of feeling.
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 large collectible work will awe.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Alice's House ' 1987
screenprint on paper
Edition of 80
Image Size: 98 x 68 cm
Dimensions: 132 x 101 x 4 cm
Signed: signed CHARLES BLACKMAN and editioned AP in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2021
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