An image of (Three studies of rocks etc)

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

(Three studies of rocks etc), from Studies for 'The nerve garden'

Location
Not on display
Further information

'The nerve garden didn't decay. I wanted the rock to have a kind of movement you don't normally have in rock forms - animal-like movement ... the animation is taken from the figures and put into the rocks ...'

As a child Glesson spent many hours by coastal rock pools at Terrigal, NSW, where rock formations and the sea fascinated him. They became a recurring motif in his paintings from his earliest work to the present.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 41.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1946
Media
Drawing
Medium
pen and blue ink, watercolour
Dimensions
25.5 x 13.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
Accession number
136.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation