Intricate worlds of Australian artist Charles Blackman
• The intricate worlds of Australian artist Charles Blackman
"Curious Blackman" ( "Curious Blackman") - a collection of 14 works of Australian artist Charles Blackman (Charles Blackman), which includes paintings from his series "School Girl" tells the story of 12-year-old girl, raped and murdered near a pub in seats in 1921, as well as a series of Alice, the heroine of Lewis Carroll that Blackman was reading his wife Barbara lost his sight.
Alice in Wonderland / Alice in Wonderland (1956).
In perhaps one of his most famous series, Charles Blackman exploits the image of Alice in a series of works of Lewis Carroll. However, the artist passes it through the prism of personal perception, drawing a parallel between the wandering Alice and deteriorating vision of his wife Barbara.
Alice Dreaming / Dreaming Alice (1956).
The image of Alice from Lewis Carroll's works cycle reappears in the works Blackman. At this time, the viewer zastaot Alice in weightlessness. And again on the picture there is reference to Barbara: lush round bouquet of flowers as a hint of her pregnancy.
The legs under the table / Feet Beneath the Table (1956).
And Alice again, constant muse Blackman. The painting "The legs under the table," she is depicted as a real character, with stoic serenity sitting at a table among the huge cups of companies do not understand someone's feet.
Meeting / The Meeting (1961).
As well as many other works Blackman painting "Meeting", depicting two lovers, inevitably emotional.
Reclining schoolgirl / Prone Schoolgirl (1958).
This painting belongs to a series of works "Schoolgirl" which tells the story of 12-year-old girl named Alma who was raped and murdered near a pub in Melbourne in 1921.
Schoolgirls / Schoolgirls in Laneway (1953)
This picture Blackman, depicting a scene on the outskirts, gives a sense of foreboding, despite the calm colors.
Four schoolgirls / Four Schoolgirls (1960).
Girls are back, with bowed head. if there is a secret bond between them, the essence of which Blackman, contrary to his custom, did not disclose.
Jumping girls / Skipping Girls (1954).
At this time, Blackman appeals to commercial images and trying to figure out what kind of impact they can have on young minds.
Jumping girl / Skipping Girl (1954).
In this picture Blackman you find a reference to the outstanding attractions of Melbourne - neon sign "Skipping Girl Vinegar".