Hanukkah 2021 will begin in the evening of Sunday, 28 November and ends in the evening of Monday, 6 December.
I wish all my Jewish family and friends a very Happy Hanukkah and may you keep safe and well.
Our feature artist today is Maria Bronislavovna Vorobyeva-Stebelska (1892-1984), also known as Marie Vorobieff or Marevna, was a 20th-century, Russian-born painter known for her work with Cubism and pointillism.2
She is internationally known for convincingly combining elements of cubism (called by her "Dimensionalism") with pointillism and – through the use of the Golden Ratio for laying out paintings – structure. She has been accredited with being the first female cubist painter. Though she lived the greater part of her life abroad – her formative years as a cubist painter in France and her mature years in England – she is often referred to as a "Russian painter".2
From her relationship with the Mexican cubist painter and later muralist Diego Rivera in Paris she had a daughter, Marika Rivera (1919-2010), who became a professional dancer and film actress.
To read more about Maria click here.
In about a week I am going to present a very interesting article from Hannah Starman on Ivan Morozov and Sergei Shchukin: Collectors of the Parisian Avant-garde.
In the meantime, tomorrow Jane will present the winners of the BirdLife Australia Photography Awards and also the Wildlife Photo Competition for this year.