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Carl Plate: Green becomes Black

The Artist

From Carl Pate's website:  Carl Plate was a leading figure and artist in the post-war modern art movement in Australia. He ran the Notanda Gallery in Sydney's Rowe Street (1940-1974) and was a prolific collage artist and painter.
His work is represented in the national and state galleries and in private collections in Australia, Europe and America.

After studying art in Sydney and London and extensive travels in Mexico, America, Europe, Scandinavia and USSR, Carl Plate experimented with ideas and materials. His highly original work charts a course of modern art across the mid-twentieth century.

Carl Plate Green becomes Black

The Work of Art

Green becomes black is a good example of abstract exressionism by Carl Plate. It is a series of shades and forms that intereact with each other, clashing and sometimes complementing each other. Published in 1968 this is a limited edition screenprint and a significant work in the University's Art Collection.