with essays by Lou Klepac, Ken Wach, Renee Free and Bruce James
selected writings by James Gleeson
This hard cover edition of the catalogue published in 2004 in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria Retrospective exhibition organised by Lou Klepac.
James Gleeson belongs to that elite group of Australian painters - Nolan, Drysdale, Boyd and Tucker - who revolutionised and transformed Australian painting during what are now known as the heroic years of Australian art of the late 30s, 40s and 50s.
Gleeson remained a Surrealist for the next three decades. In 1983 he decided to devote himself completely to painting and embarked on the series of large works.
In these late works Gleeson transcends Surrealism which had inspired him as a young man and addresses the complicated world into which mankind has entered in the 21st century. These works reveal a pictorial mastery and visual imagination which are the result of a philosophical and painterly wisdom acquired during a long active life.
The present book, features a large selection of Gleeson's most memorable works and includes, besides some of his writings, essays on various aspects of his work.
Hardcover | 216 pages, 310 x 260 mm | More than 140 colour plates, numerous black and white images, documentary photographs, bibliography and exhibitions
| ISBN 947349448 | OUT OF PRINT
A limited edition version is available of this book
Essays by Lou Klepac, Ken Wach, Renee Free and Bruce James
Clothbound with slipcase | 2004 | 216 pages, 310 x 260 mm
Limited edition of 50 numbered copies, each containing an original signed aquatint Skybones
Skybones 21.2 x 25.3 cm aquatint, signed by the artist
Special casebound edition of the book published in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria Retrospective exhibition organised by Lou Klepac.