Throughout his career, Charles Blackman has often turned to silhouettes. There is something he finds in the casting of shadows, blank windows and a figure with her back turned to us. Perhaps in these nocturnal sites, Blackman sees the inevitably of transitions, of liminality and unanswered questions.
Laden with the knowledge all is temporary, ‘Evening Primrose’ evokes the poetry between transience and transcendence. It asks whether you can ever know someone, ever see inside their soul.
The great feeler of Australian art, Blackman’s work is a dance of emotion. He is an icon of Australian art who is represented in all public collections and an edition of ‘Evening Primrose’ is held at The National Gallery of Australia. For collectors of Blackman and figurative art, this work holds unfurling meaning.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Evening Primrose' 1984
screenprint on paper
Edition of 75
Image Size: 24 x 30 cm
Dimensions: 33 x 41 cm
Signed: Signed CHARLES BLACKMAN, titled and numbered in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Screenprint printed in black ink, from one stencilAnother impression from the edition is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia Accession number: 2008.94.235 and the collection of Heide Museum of Modern Art Accession No1999.59http://printsandprintmaking.gov.au/works/46970/https://collection.heide.com.au/objects/1041
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.
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2020
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