Charles Blackman 'Back Bend (From the Ballet Series)' - ink on paper

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This unique, original pen drawing was sketched during Blackmans time spent at the West Australian Ballet. Commissioned in 1988 by W A Ballet Artistic Director Barry Moreland to design a backdrop for his original ballet The Celestial Mirror, Blackman immersed himself in rehearsals, watching dancers stretch and perform in order to better understand their movements, energy and character. A truly intimate and memorable encounter, Blackman writes of his experience in the original catalogue Visions that there were millions of notes, thousands of brush strokes, all those wracked limbs. And it has taken half a year, non-stop [to design the backdrop] - and that is just the physical time. The dreaming time in incalculable... It is without a doubt that this evocative drawing will continue to inspire you for years to come, just as the dancers inspired Blackman.

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - )
'Back Bend (From the Ballet Series)' 1988
ink on paper
Image Size: 13 x 20 cm
Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
Signed: Signed with initials CB and dated, left upper
Comes with Letter of Provenance
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.