A collection of 129 posts
Cubism in Australia: Dorrit Black
In 1931 Dorrit Black established the Modern Art Centre, Sydney - the first gallery in Australia to focus on modernism. Dorrit had an ardent desire to establish an environment for artists so that they could experiment & move forward in the development of new styles.
Jane Morris: More than a Pre-Raphaelite Star
Jane Morris (née Jane Burden, 1839-1914) an English artists' model who embodied the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. She was a model, muse & wife to William Morris and a brilliant embroiderer in her own right. Image: Kelmscott Manor YouTube.
Gloria Keh: Part Two - the Artistic Process
Yesterday we began to look more closely at the paintings being created by Singapore artist Gloria Keh. Today we begin to learn more about Gloria's creative process and the thoughts behind her vibrant works which dance out to meet you and take you in and on a journey with her passion and ideals.
Gloria Keh: Part One - More than an Artist
Back in the September 2022 Mailbag I introduced you to the Singaporean artist Gloria Keh and her inspiring works which are now all sold to support charities. Over the next two days we are going to learn more about this remarkable woman and artist and view some of her works in more depth.
The remarkable life of Constance Spry in floristry – Part 2
Today we continue the story of Englishwoman Constance Spry, who combined her passion for flowers with a head for business in her third career. She rose to become a sought-after florist in the highest echelons of British society - yes, including royalty! Image: telegraph.co.uk
The remarkable life of Constance Spry – Part 1
Over two posts we will discover the fascinating life of Englishwoman Constance Spry who, starting from humble beginnings, combined her passion for flowers and gardening with a head for business to become a sought- after florist in the highest echelons of British society. Image: telegraph.co.uk