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. Described as enthralled by the characters of London, this work represents Blackman’s interest in ‘field’ drawing - that is, moments captured from real life. Starring two siblings in school uniforms, it is also reminiscent of his iconic ‘Schoolgirls’ series. 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.
Despite this being an earlier work, Blackman's interest in merging figures, particularly youths can be seen here in 'An Illusion of Children'.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
ink on paper
Image Size: 14 x 9 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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