(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
Study for 'At the start of the long river'
- 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.
- Drawing, Collage
- charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
- 37.8 x 51.1 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 17.3.92".
- Gift of the artist 2001
- Accession number
- © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation