Cats wander throughout Charles Blackman’s work. Sometimes they are caught in the garden, on a tin roof or silhouetted against the night sky – enigmatic, noble and watchful. Art historians have speculated that this cat is reflective of Blackman’s penchant for solitude and even his experience of loneliness.
In ‘Leaping Cat’, Blackman’s cat sprawls across a meadow of flowers. Butterflies buzz about as she frolics in spring, awash in cornflower blue. This is an image of utter joy and curiosity – a celebration of new life amid garden delights.
Blackman stands among Australias most beloved and collectable artists. With a career as distinct as it is diverse, his work is consistently informed by a sense of childlike wonder. For fans of Blackman, cats and avid gardeners, let ‘Leaping Cat’ bound into your collection.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
etching on paper
Image Size: 15 x 20 cm
Dimensions: 28 x 38 cm
Signed: Initialled, titled and dated bottom margin: C/P Leaping Cat CB
Availability: in stock
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2020
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