James Gleeson is regarded as one of Australia' s most important practitioners of Surrealism. Gleeson applied his masterly artistic skills to a rich and astonishing imagination. His art is also deeply philosophical with literary and psychological insights and multi layered meanings. In the artist s words: "Many of the depicted images are the end results of remembered dreams. Many others have floated into my consciousness so precisely detailed that they could only have been forced up by pressures in the subconscious level."
For some viewers Gleeson' s images may seem beautiful and frightening at the same time. The alternation between 'beauty and the beast' within the same composition is one of the intriguing aspects of this lithograph. For Gleeson the line between beauty and ugliness and good and evil is only an imaginary line as he says, "In Nature, in the cosmos, the rose and the virus co-exist".
Highly stimulating and of art historical significance - this rare museum quality original graphic is sure to provoke.
James GLEESON (1915 - 2008)
'Judgement of Paris V' 1981
lithograph on paper
Edition of 40
Image Size: 57 x 76 cm
Dimensions: 57 x 76 cm
Signed: Signed lower right James Gleeson
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Published by the Port Jackson Press, Sydney 1981. Printer, Fred Genis.This series is represented in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia
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.
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