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James Gleeson

Delenda est Carthago, etc., 1983

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oil on linen

100.50 x 171.50

signed and dated l.r.

Provenance:

Estate of the Artist

Exhibited:

James Gleeson: Paintings, Watters Gallery, 7- 24 November, 1984, no. 3;
The Challenge of the Landscape, Watters Gallery, 7 - 18 May, 1985, no 18 and touring to New England Regional Art Museum, 6 Dec 1986 - 8 Feb 1987;
The Rudy Komon Gallery Retrospective, Artmet (at 124 Jersey Road) April-May 1988, no. 18;
James Gleeson, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 13 November - 6 December 2014, no. 1;
Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 31 March - 23 April, 2016, no. 2

Note:

Unmitigated human-induced climate change could potentially see the planet warm by more than 4oC by the end of the century. In Australia, parts of the country like central Australia could warm as much as 5.3oC on average by 2090. In Melbourne, the number of days over 40oC could quadruple by the end of the century, causing extreme heat stress to humans, wildlife and plants. Warming of this rate and magnitude is a threat to our civilisation. The unimaginable can come to pass, as it has in the past. The title of this painting is a quote from Cato the Elder who famously repeated the saying “Carthage must be destroyed” in the Senate and thus alludes to Rome’s total, and final, annihilation of Carthage in 149 BC. According to the ancient historian Polybius, the conquering Roman general, Scipio Aemilianus, famously wept as he likened the event to the mythical destruction of Troy and to the eventual future end he could foresee for Rome. (Climarte)

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Guardian Posts

James Gleeson

1995

oil on canvas, 131.00 x 178.00

Price: $65,000

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The Witness

James Gleeson

1976

ink/acrylic and collage on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

Price: $3,850

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(Yawning gulf)

James Gleeson

1980

charcoal, pastel, watercolour on Arches paper, 70.00 x 50.00

Price: $5,500

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Poem - rocketing rim-girt

James Gleeson

1976

ink wash, pen and ink and collage on paper, 75.00 x 55.00

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Something will be

James Gleeson

2006

oil on linen, 112.00 x 150.00

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(Landscape)

James Gleeson

1980

charcoal, pastel, watercolour on Arches paper, 70.50 x 51.30

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An Engine of Remembrance

James Gleeson

2005

oil on linen, 91.00 x 121.00

Price: $22,000

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A Time of Uncertainty

James Gleeson

1995

oil on linen, 134.00 x 200.00

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A Sudden Decision

James Gleeson

1997

oil on linen, 133.00 x 199.00

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(Kneeling Nude – Study)

James Gleeson

c. 1945

charcoal and conte on paper, 50.00 x 37.00

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Aphrodite Landing at Low Tide

James Gleeson

c. 1970

oil on board, 25.50 x 29.50

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(Mutant figure in a landscape)

James Gleeson

1980

charcoal, pastel, watercolour on Fabriano paper, 50.80 x 70.20

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Storm

James Gleeson

1998

oil on canvas, 178.00 x 133.00

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No 292

James Gleeson

2008

charcoal, paper collage, powdered graphite, pastel on paper, 29.60 x 41.90

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Study for "An Event on the Faultline"

James Gleeson

2005

charcoal & collage on paper, 38.00 x 51.50

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The Ladder

James Gleeson

c. 1960

acrylic on board, 122.00 x 91.00

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Jupiter Oration

James Gleeson

2006

oil on linen, 112.00 x 150.00

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Something will be

James Gleeson

2006

oil on linen, 112.00 x 150.00

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Activated Still Life

James Gleeson

1985

oil on linen, 155.00 x 240.00

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Land’s End

James Gleeson

1994

oil on canvas, 133.00 x 178.00

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Delenda est Carthago, etc.

James Gleeson

1983

oil on linen, 100.50 x 171.50

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No 296

James Gleeson

2008

charcoal, paper collage, powdered graphite, pastel on paper, 29.60 x 41.90

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No 293

James Gleeson

2008

charcoal, paper collage, powdered graphite, pastel on paper, 29.60 x 41.90

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No 292

James Gleeson

2008

charcoal, paper collage, powdered graphite, pastel on paper, 29.60 x 41.90

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No 280

James Gleeson

2008

charcoal, paper collage, powdered graphite, pastel on white paper, 29.60 x 41.90

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.