‘Prone Schoolgirl’ is perhaps the most recognisable of Charles Blackman’s Schoolgirl series. Marking a distinct shift in his practice, these images follow a lone student through desolate suburbia. Present are themes of vulnerability, alienation and the loss of innocence - reflective of life in an increasingly urbanised postwar Melbourne. Blackman was also inspired by the murder of thirteen year-old Alma Tirtschke in 1921. Conceived in 1953, this deeply evocative image announced Blackman as a serious artist.
One of Australia’s most iconic artists, Charles’s work speak to us all. To live with his visual poetry promises to be an ever-enriching experience for you and your family. Celebrate his inimitable legacy with 'Prone Schoolgirl' today.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
Archival pigment print on paper
Image Size: 28 x 33 cm
Dimensions: 33 x 38 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
editioned lower left and embossed with publishers seal lower right.
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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