Charles BLACKMAN 'Tropical'
Charles BLACKMAN 'Tropical'
Charles BLACKMAN 'Tropical'
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Charles BLACKMAN 'Tropical'

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Throughout his oeuvre, Charles Blackman has repeatedly evoked the garden. In the early 1950s, he relocated to Brisbane where, with his future wife Barbara, he lived near flower farms at Tamborine. From here, his love of gardens bloomed. Not only exquisite in form, flowers were also some of the last stimuli Barbara could make out before going blind.

In ‘Tropical’, Blackman peers out from a circular window into the garden. Buzzing with life, he pictures a cluster of blooms, each utterly distinct from the next. This is a celebration of life’s small pleasures; a call to stop and smell the roses.

An icon of Australian art, Blackman’s work is always pregnant with meaning. For him, a flower is never just a flower; it is a wisp of beauty destined to wilt, a universe unto itself or a way to communicate something otherwise inexplicable. For collectors of Blackman, floral art or those in need of a Secret Garden, ‘Tropical’ is for you.


Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Tropical'
etching on paper
Edition of 25
Image Size: 24 x 24 cm
Dimensions: 41 x 39 cm
Signed: Signed with initials, titled and numbered in pencil in margin below the image: 18/25 TROPICAL CB
Comes with Letter of Provenance
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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