Melbourne, 13 Apr 2021 — 2 May 2021

28 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Rare esoteric drawings from the Baldessin Estate
- George Baldessin

‘George Baldessin is one of the giants of post-war 20th century Australian art who only today is receiving his due recognition.’ – Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, 2019

George Baldessin’s powerful mark-making and mastery of technique was coupled with an acute sensitivity to, and observation of, the human condition, finding poetry in the inherent tension of life. Baldessin’s figures are animated by distortion and fragmentation, but also by the push and pull evident between the figures and their environment.

This intimate exhibition features a collection of rarely exhibited drawings. Baldessin’s singular artistic vision is revealed through a series of ink and charcoal works on paper. The delicate yet powerful drawings explore the female form and his personal set of emblems.

 

George Baldessin
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