Hanukkah 2021

Hasidic Dance During the Chanukah Celebration, 1970, by Marie Vorobieff Marevna, Private Collection (1) 

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.

1. wikiart.org
2. en.wikipedia.org