An image of Study for 'The prepared grove'

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'The prepared grove'

Location
Not on display
Further information

'... it was the idea of a grove, prepared for some sort of event, and a pathway leading you into what may happen', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

A study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3' and is remarkably similar to the larger drawing and painting. This is typical of Gleeson's working method. From the start he has a very clear overall image, which he elaborates and enlarges, but rarely alters radically.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 94.

Year
1990
Media
Drawing, Collage
Medium
charcoal, collage, pencil, squared with pencil on white wove paper
Dimensions
37.9 x 51.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 15.9.90".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
187.2001