In ‘Mirror Mirror’, Charles Blackman captures a woman’s gaze. Playing with notions of vanity, femininity and illusion, this is an art collector’s Snow White. Throughout his career, Blackman repeatedly returned to themes of femininity, finding in women a keen affinity. He once wrote; “My mother gave birth to me and I soon discovered I was really a cork. I loved women so I bobbed about on the sea of femininity. But… I didn’t drown. I float on this ocean. I paint women. The images of women. The essence of women. Life without art is impossible. Life without women is impossible.”
A bonafide icon, no history of Australian modernism is replete without Blackman. Beloved for his emotion driven vision, his work brims with life, humility and talent. For collectors of iconic art, works on paper and the female form, let ‘Mirror Mirror’ be the fairest on your wall.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Mirror Mirror' 1985
pencil on paper
Image Size: 18 x 12 cm
Dimensions: 43 x 34 x 4 cm
Signed: Titled, initialed and dated lower image - 'CB 24-10-85'
Beautifully framed and ready to hang
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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