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James Gleeson

Delenda est Carthago, etc., 1983

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Catalogue number: 97

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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