An image of Study for 'Checkpoint'

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'Checkpoint'

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Clouds behaving like creatures! I wanted the clouds to look alive with some sort of animal life', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

A study for tentacles similar to those in the sky of this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 2'. They can also be compared to the tentacles in the monumental painting 'Preparations at Patmos' 1983 and its study (see Lou Klepac, 'James Gleeson, landscape out of nature', Beagle Prees, Sydney, 1987, plate 2, 3).

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 111.

Year
1995
Media
Drawing, Collage
Medium
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
Dimensions
37.9 x 50.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated lower c., charcoal "Gleeson 2.4.95".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
220.2001