An image of Meditation

David Aspden

(Australia 01 May 1935 – 26 Jun 2005)

Meditation

Other titles:
Meditation Landscape
Location
Not on display
Further information

'The leaf-like forms flutter over dark green surfaces, autumn floors, and blue pond spaces with touches of colour that recall a rosary of herbal tints … All geometric structuring has been replaced by floating color [sic] upon color.'

Sandra McGrath, Australian, 1977

This painting exemplifies Aspden’s deft placement of shapes and musical ‘accenting’ of colour to create movement on the surface of the canvas, as well as interplay between foreground and background. One of a series of Meditation paintings and drawings made at this time, it marked a new development in his work in which he arranged his signature free-form shapes more loosely over the canvas in what was termed a ‘floating’ style.

Year
(1977)
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
244.0 x 163.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
345.1977
Copyright
© Karen Aspden