Some of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes work amongst McKim's architecture
This building was extravagant and beautiful. Architect for the building facing Copley square was Charles McKim built in the 1820s. Murals on level one in the stairwell by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Murals in the waiting room by an illustrator named Edwin Austin Abbey and John Singer Sargent's work is on the upper level.
Edwin Austin Abbey work telling the story of a journey to the Holy Grail
Some of John Singer Sargent's work on the third floor
Okay, I am leaving for Boston on Friday and I need to get my house and travel goodies in some order so am blogging off for a little while.
I very briefly met a woman named Helen Malone at the artist book talk the other day in the state library. I have just had a look at her web page and I very much like her work.
In our little house built in the 1960 s there is some lino on the back landing and toilet area. I am actually assuming it was installed when the house was originally built, but it could have been placed there in later years. Anyway, every time I see the lino I can see different images in it and never the same images. Most often figures but not always. It is inspiring more and more of my work. Does this mean I need to get out more? Ha!
Went to the state library to the Fox Family Gloves Room on level 4 to listen to Ulrike Stoltz and Uta Schneider speak of their artist book practice/installations/typography print and how they work together in the idea of translations. Well worth attending.
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears - Gertrude Stein.
Brisbane visual artist