In this two panel work - ‘Too Big Too Small’ - Charles Blackman profiles a woman front to back. Peppered with humour, frankness and artistic intuition, this work is a bare-faced homage to the female body. Across his career, Blackman repeatedly returned to themes of femininity. He once wrote of this; “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 ‘Too Big Too Small’ amplify your life.
Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Too Big Too Small - two original drawings' 1985
pencil on paper
Image Size: 18 x 12 cm
Dimensions: 62 x 32 x 4 cm
Signed: Titled, initialed and dated in first panel - '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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