From his ‘Golden Era’ for drawing, this work of art comes from a 1965 Rowney Sketchbook and represents a deep dive into Charles Blackman’s practice. It is populated with scenes from his life in London before returning to Australia that year. These impressions are a wink in time - moments of sadness, inspiration or everyday life. More a Goddess than mere nude, this sky-bound woman is a striking subject. Gliding across the congested streets of London, she is as transcendent as the sky itself. Direct from the Blackman Family’s private collection, this work is a rare and fascinating insight into the creative mind of one of Australia’s great artists.
Floating figures recurs throughout Blackman's work, including in the iconic 'Dreaming Alice' and 'Dream'. In these two examples - titled 'Catherine over Sienna' and 'London Nude (Paris)' however, 'London Nude' can be identified as a clear study.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'London Nude' 1965
ink on paper
Image Size: 9 x 14 cm
Signed: initialed CB and dated 65
Comes with Letter of Provenance
From the London Rowney sketchbook collection With Certificate of Authenticity from the artist's eldest son, Auguste Blackman
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 2019
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