Includes equestian art
The Melbourne Cup
We are the only nation on Earth that stops for a horse race and that race is "The Melbourne Cup" which is run on the 1st Tuesday in Novemember. The first Melbourne Cup was run in 1861 and "Archer" won by a staggering 6 lengths. Image: Archer, with jockey J Cutts by Frederick Woodhouse Snr
At Home with the Marvellous Movie Girls - Part 1
My movie group is in lockdown so as special treat we have taken you into their homes for an exhibition of their favourite works of art. We see paintings by Joan Williams, a work purchased in Paris, plus much about "Better Loosen Up" for lovers of race horses. Image: Ash Wednesday by Joan Williams.
Dina D'Argo: Unbridled
Dina D'Argo calls her art works Unbridled. Her works celebrate the bond between ourselves and nature and the Unbridled tag comes from a serious horseback riding accident that changed the course of her life and eventually led her to renew her commitment to her lifelong passion for art.
A Work of Art starts with an idea in Judith Leman's case with respect to her horse sculptures, the ideas stem from her love of and close relationship with horses. Following the birth of the idea as Judith Leman explains, time is taken to observe moods, characteristics and conformation.