Charles Blackman is one of Australia's most beloved artists. His works are pensive meditations on human condition couched in the visually disarming vocabulary of a dream-like state. Many of his works, especially those from the ‘Schoolgirls’ and ‘Alice’ series, have entered the Australian vernacular and are considered to be among the most iconic images of Australian art.
Blackman's works have been a subject of curated survey exhibitions and scholarly monographs, while his importance to the Australian cultural landscape has been recognised by representative holding of his works in all national and state galleries, and significant regional and tertiary collections.
‘The Journey’ is redolent of dreamscapes from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ series. Like Dorothy and Toto from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, the figures are floating in an undefined space, guided protectively by the mysterious hand. The brevity of line and the richness of the aquatint demonstrate the artist’s proficiency of the print medium.
This rare print, produced by the artist with the Crown Street Press, is a valuable addition to budding collectors and connoisseurs of Charles Blackman's works alike.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Journey I' 1998
etching on paper
Edition of 60
Image Size: 30 x 45 cm
Signed: signed Charles Blackman in margin The Journey AP 1/6
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Hard ground, soft ground and aquatint etching printed on 100% cotton French paper 300 grams
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 2019
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