An image of Study for 'At the start of the long river'

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'At the start of the long river'

Location
Not on display
Further information

Gleeson occasionally includes recognisable forms, such as limbs or tentacles, in his compositions.

'I think it emerges now and then when I need a sharp definite form but now I think I've become more interested in surrounding the form with a kind of atmosphere, so that you half see them through a mist of light ... it evokes form rather than making very precise statements, except there is precision here and there, but a lot of it is left to the imagination', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 100.

Year
1992
Media
Drawing, Collage
Medium
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
Dimensions
37.8 x 51.1 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 17.3.92".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
208.2001
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation