It’s Spring Fever
‘I took this image on a $2 throw away camera… then I took it elsewhere…’
Decius and Titus
‘The life of Decius Mus’ tapestry series depicts Decius Mus and Titus Manlius leading the Roman Armies against the Latins at Capua (340-338 BC)
Both consuls had a dream in which a giant predicted that the leader of the one people and the army of the other would be sacrificed to the underworld.
Consequently, one of the two leaders of the Roman Army had to be prepared to lay down his life should the army of the adversary suffer defeat. This story was portrayed as an example of patriotism
Late 17th century / early 18th century, after a cartoon by Peter Paul Rubens.
Graham Geddes. High St Armadale. Website
There is a word…
There is a word in Japanese. Ma. It means sense of Place.
Kyneton to Kyoto
In light of recent travels, Mark Howson’s new exhibition, entitled Kyneton to Kyoto, celebrates the striking landscape of Japan. The shift from the rural Victorian setting of Kyneton, which featured in the artist’s 2017 show North of the Divide, is a seemingly natural one for Howson, whose ability to pare back a scene to stunning effect is closely aligned with the Japanese aesthetic tendency towards purity. Indeed there is a Japanese word, yohaku-no-bi, which translates directly as “the beauty of blank space.” Perhaps this principle, most obvious in the traditional Japanese Zen gardens, such as those of Ryoan-ji in Kyoto, can be aptly applied to the vision of a Kyneton farm, stretching out into the distance, limitless and unadorned. Moreover, Howson’s work rejoices in the Zen: hitting the high notes of Cherry Blossom hues, and creating space with an economy of line and perfect placement. One may be forgiven for thinking all that lay between Kyneton and Kyoto were a hop, skip and a pebble.
Mark Howson’s new show, Kyneton to Koyoto is exhibiting at Graham Geddes Antiques, Armadale. Come say hi Sat 19 Oct 11-3pm or contact us here for a private viewing
KYNETON TO KYOTO
Graham Geddes Antiques
877 High St, Armadale
OPEN to the public
Sat 19 Oct 11AM-3pm
WOMEN IN ART
Her pastels are a curious mix of clay, girlish innocence and saccharine sensuality.
She altered her hyphenated name, an exhibited and signed her name Cabrae-Stewart, as countless woman artists had done to ‘protect’ their sex from a judgmental public.
Wednesday October 10th
333 Malvern Road
South Yarra, 3141
An Auction worthy to curtsey for..
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