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".

1 comments:

Her Divaness said...

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

Natalia, you rock :)

Muack!!