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Bianca’s Visit to the City
This is part of an email I received last week from my dear friend Bianca. I felt I was on the journey with her.
‘I had a lovely day with a friend in the city (Sydney, NSW) today. First we had a coffee at QVB to give us energy for the days adventures. We walked down to Bridge Street where we stopped at The Sydney Museum to see an exhibition of Margaret Olley called ‘Home, Interiors at Duxford Street’. What an experience and insight into an incredible artist’s philosophy of life and creative imagery. The richness and clarity of colour and intimate detail of each object lovingly captured in her unique style invited me in and I am in complete awe of her works. As I had never been to the museum before, my friend who is a very frequent visitor, showed me around all the different historical and archaeological features which are in situ and can be viewed through plate glass under the museum building, plus all the current but regularly changing exhibitions of Sydney from its beginnings to the present day, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I felt very uplifted in spirit and lighter in step as we left the museum. Afterwards we walked to Circular Quay and had afternoon tea and then I caught the train to Central, linked up with my daughter to travel home.’
Some paintings impart in the viewer a sense of knowing the subject; I’d love to walk beside this woman and enjoy a conversation. I wonder who she was?
My Studio Door, Sir John Lavery
How I would enjoy visiting this studio. There is something about doors. I always want to open them and find out what is hidden behind them.
This image was found on Robzentaurl’s Blog. He is a wonderful artist himself with vision, skill and the ability to keep the original and add something new. Take a look at his Blog.
Boreas (Waterhouse painting)
Artist John William Waterhouse
Type Oil on canvas
Location Private collection
Boreas is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style created in 1903 by John William Waterhouse.
The painting is titled Boreas, after the Greek god of the north wind and it shows a young girl buffeted by the wind. The 1904 Royal Academy notes described the subject of the painting as:
“In wind-blown draperies of slate-colour and blue, a girl passes through a spring landscape accented by pink blossom and daffodils”.
Boreas was put up for sale in the mid-1990s after having been lost for 90 years – causing quite a sensation in the art community. The painting achieved a record price for Waterhouse at that time, achieving a price £848,500 ($1,293,962USD)
Here are the commonly known facts about this painting, found online at http://www.jwwaterhouse.com
The reappearance of Waterhouse’s Boreas in the saleroom in the mid 1990s caused a sensation as it had been lost for 90 years. Called Boreas after the north wind in Greek mythology, the work shows a young girl in a windswept landscape. In 1904 the Royal Academy notes described the subject as: “In wind-blown draperies of slate-colour and blue, a girl passes through a spring landscape accented by pink blossom and daffodils”. Since then, the picture’s whereabouts have been unknown and it was referred to as “lost” in Anthony Hobson’s 1989 biography of Waterhouse.
The painting was sold for £848,500 ($1,293,962) – the record price for a Waterhouse at the time.
This is a re-imaged painting by Inglis.