There is a suggestiveness to Charles Blackman’s ‘Contemplation’. At its centre is a flower, blooming like an embryo in vitro; in the top left corner, the echo of a face leans in to kiss the flower or maybe it’s just a vine winding its tendrils around the bud. Blackman leaves it ambiguous, evoking the logic of dreams where fragments of meaning fade in and out of clarity.
In an elegant palette of warm beige and forest green, ‘Contemplation’ is poetry on paper. Blackman stands among Australia's most beloved and collectible artists. With a career as distinct as it is diverse, his work is consistently informed by a sense of childlike wonder and emotional acuity.
‘Contemplation’ will enliven collections of modern art, Blackman and poetic art. Fall under its spell today.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - )
Edition of 75
Image Size: 36 x 29 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and editioned in pencil in margin below image.
Some foxing in margin that can be concealed with window mount; image itself is in pristine condition.
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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