Colin Lanceley was the rare kind of artist who always pursued beauty. He was inspired by Matisse and Miro, carrying the former’s embrace of colour and latter’s playfulness into his work. In ‘Night Garden’, Lancley composes a dance of technicolour shapes. There is surprise here, as well as a freshness that renews itself after every glance.
In an obituary on the artist, critic John McDonald described Lancley as one of the “few Australian artists… passionately opposed to doom and gloom”. Despite life’s challenges, he always found sprigs of delight. ‘Night Gardens’ beams of this optimism, imagining a garden bed as lively as freeform jazz.
A celebrated figure within Australian art, Lanceley is represented in all state galleries, most regional galleries and internationally at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York, as well as the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museums in London.
‘Night Garden’ is a scarf designed by Slyvia Lowenstein - the wife of Tom Lowenstein, Lanceley’s accountant - and based on Lanceley’s work. It was produced by Tessitura Serica Antonio Ratti, an internationally renowned Italian silk printing manufacturer in France.
Fit to be worn or displayed, this sumptuous scarf is a stunning representation of Lanceley’s vision. It is available either framed and ready to hang, or unframed and ready to wear. ‘Night Garden’ will delight collectors of Australian contemporary art, as well as admirers of the artist and wearable art.
Colin LANCELEY (1938 - 2015)
'Night Garden' 1990
Limited edition screen print on silk
Edition of 500
Image Size: 102 x 102 cm
Signed: Bears a facsimile of the artist’s signature and edition number lower right
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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