Thursday, 1 October 2009

James Gleeson

James Gleeson (1915-2008) was arguably Australia's most noteable surrealist artist. I was fascinated by one of his works that I saw yesterday at the South Australian Art Gallery, and searched for some more of his art. His inspiration was quite traditional in nature - literary, mythological and religious themes are presented in a sumptuous and beautiful manner.

I particularly am inspired by this last piece, so obviously an homage to Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" (below). It is named "On the Verge of Becoming".


Her Divaness said...

"When poised on that launching pad, think well, think hard, think smart and above all, think."

Natalia, you rock :)