AnArt4Life - gaining an appreciation of art through life
Lately we have been looking at the naive art of Max Watters and so I decided to take you inside my home and share some of the naive works I have purchased over the years. Image: Painting by Duro Jancic
It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to inform all our wonderful subscribers and followers that our dear friend and team member John Pickup OAM died peacefully in his sleep. John was in his 92nd year.
Today, a video showing the remarkable skill and effort used by Linda Klarfeld in making the statue of Australian artist Max Watters which now sits outside the Muswellbrook Regional Gallery in New South Wales, Australia.
Both Andrew and I have a passion for Naive Art and today from Andrew's Home Collection of Paintings we want you to get to know the works and style of Maxwell Joseph Watters (1936-2020) who lived and worked in the delightfully named country town of Muswellbrook, New South Wales.
With our recent posts about life on or near the sea I was reminded of one of my favourite poems - "Sea Fever" by the English poet John Edward Masefield (1878-1967). I have even managed to find a Youtube recording of John MAsefield reading his own poem. Enjoy all you sea lovers!!
I love the constantly "changing patterns in the sand" so I thought I would share some images and some ‘sandastic’ facts about sand.
Today we meet a Scottish artist who somehow combines award winning, exquisite, hand embroidery with raising a young family. Image: TextileArtist.org
Robert Carter is one of Australia's leading marine artists and today we launch our series on his wonderful paintings of the "sailing ship" era. Each week you will see a new painting of a sailing ship with Robert's detailed description.
A little while ago Rowdy and I were exploring the theme "Coast to Coast" because who doesn't love the sea? Today we compare a Harry Pelling Gill and a John "Rowdy" Wylie view of the Hindmarsh River Entrance at Encounter Bay, Victor Harbour, South Australia.
Take the virtual bus to London and enjoy looking around Lieghton House - former home of Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton and gthen on to Sambourne House - home of illustrator Linley Sambourne.
Today we learn a little about Rene Lalique, an innovative glassmaker of the Art Deco/Art Nouveau period. Image: Gold Arts Jewellers.
The award-winning Canary Wharf London Winter Lights have returned and will take place from Wednesday 18 - Saturday 28 January, daily, 5-10pm.
Happy Chinese New Year to all our Chinese friends and family and may 2023 bring much happiness and prosperity to everyone.
Come with me today to enjoy a fabulous exhibition of outdoor art from world famous artists: something for everyone's taste in creativity.
Most people have heard of Canary Wharf in London - most likely because the name is so attractive but today we take a stroll around the precinct and appreciate just how special this place really is.
Docklands have always fascinated me with the magnificent old warehouses often dominating decaying wharves no longer relevant to today's life. But Dockland Developments are all around us and so with my painting I begin to explore this topic.
Playful and joyous, the 2022 MPavilion by Bangkok-based architects All Zone emerges from an intense process of exploration, with a flirty canopy that blurs the boundary between porosity and solidity. (Credit: architectureau.com)
Today we discover indigenous communities in northern Australia who are turning destructive waste fish netting into wonderful works of art. Image: Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
Our TagCloud Day features sculpture and I must say that I am extremely proud of the number of interesting posts the AnArt4Life team has produced on sculpture. Join reviewing some of our past posts on this wonderful aspect of the art that is all around us.
We spend some time in Victoria & South Australia with the Heysens. Andrew's comments take us back to looking for Alfred Sisley's paintings & then Steve Cook takes us to outback Australia. Willie Takatosi Cox concludes with movable paper figures made with only paper, scissors and glue.
Port Lockroy's post office is situated on the northwestern shore of Wiencke Island, one of the islands of the Palmer archipelago. Adrien de Gerlache discovered the archipelago in 1898, and since then it has hosted research stations for both Argentina and the United Kingdom.
Today we take a look at the beautiful opaque glassware of French designer, Emile Galle, where his love of botany, and the family glass making business resulted in his ultimate recognition as a leader in the Art Nouveau movement. Image: Bonhams