Man and Eclipse

Bradbeer, G 2008, Man and Eclipse, (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Man and Eclipse
Author(s) Bradbeer, G
Year 2008
Type of work Visual art
Outlet The Naked and the Nude, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia
Dates 13 September - 7 December 2008
Medium Chinagraph, silver oxide and pastel dust on paper
Size/Duration 106 cm x 106 cm
Summary "Man and Eclipse presents consistently with Bradbeer's longstanding figurative project of a naked man, dark against a light background. The figure presents an aspect of human guilt and shame because the figure covers his face with his hand. Additionally the head obscures a sun which might, ambiguously, be a halo. The image is thus of a double eclipse. The latter aspect of this state suggests a man uncomfortable and perhaps in opposition to the nature that sustains him. The image continues a longstanding figurative tradition but positions that within a contemporary awareness of environmental and climatic imbalance.

The work was purchased by the Art Gallery of Ballarat for its collection, and specifically for inclusion in the exhibition, the Naked and the Nude, which was accompanied by substantial catalogue. Catalogue essays by the gallery director, Gordon Morrison, and academic and arts writer Elizabeth Cross."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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