And in my wanderings, I remembered these two archetypal beach scenes.
History is a beautiful thing.
The logic of the serial image was the important thing to me
I took these photos of the Prince Henry’s Hospital and Nurses Home before it was demolished in 1994 to make way for the Bates Smart designed Melburnian apartments.
Olympic Cake 1956.
Looking at some old Art Network magazines from the 1980s and came across this dramatic Linda Marrinon painting. | Linda Marrinon, What I Must Bear, 1982 | Line up for your punishment ladies. Julia Ritson
The reverence and spiritual power of any cross form.
Stef studying the subtleties of Nixon’s Black cross painted in 1992.
| Mort Gerberg, New Yorker |
The first Shakespeare Penguin titles appeared in 1940. They were designed by the steadfast classicist Jan Tschichold. By the late 1960s the series was looking dated. Penguin was trying to be less literal and more cerebral, and designer Germano Facetti had the answer. In revamping the Bard’s work, Facetti commissioned David Gentleman to create an illustrationContinue reading “Shakespeare Gentleman Illustrator”
When the time came for Paul Auster’s Penguin books to be redesigned, he asked the art director to consider using a typographical rather than image based approach.
“The pictorial idea, be it drawing, collage or photograph, will indicate the atmospheric content of the book.”
I’m noticing a trend in book design. Many shades of white.
“There is something in daubing a little one’s self, and having an idea of the process.”
This little hoofed fellow is supposed to stop dead people coming out of their graves to interfere with the living.
A truly lovely tree goddess.
Most of the fabulousness of the National Gallery of Victoria can be attributed to Mr Alfred Felton.
If the spirit of the ancestor is happy and peaceful then they will look after the living. So best to feed them lots of grain.
Some lovely earthenware sculptures from the National Gallery of Victoria.
Shape, line and color in their purest forms.
Looking and hiding.
‘The most pleasurable thing in the world for me is to see something and then translate how I see it.’
When Ellsworth Kelly was a young boy, he put a print of this chesnut tree painting of Cezanne’s on his wall.
‘The intrinsic decorative urge should not be eradicated, it is one of humankind’s deep-rooted, primordial urges.’
‘Through the counterpoint of line and colour plane, the rhythmic themes and their inversions, we see the transmuted colour rhythms of the landscape shorn of superficiality.’
“If I had my time over again I would paint still life.”
From a vigorous, athletic boy to a reclusive painter.
Iona House was surrounded by our busy dairy and potato farm.
Iona House in all its glorious Kodak Instamatic colour
In the black and white days of the Iona House at 2060 Main Drain Road, Iona, family and possessions were falling gently into place.
I contacted architect John Davidson last week and he kindly corresponded with me about the “Carlowrie” house at Iona.
As the grand-daughter of a Koo-We-Rup East Iona pioneer, my mother Hayden Ritson (Kavanagh) inherited all sorts of land around Iona. In the late 1950s, my parents decided to build a brand new house in the modern style. It would be right next door to the Iona Post Office. They called it “Carlowrie” after theContinue reading “Iona House Beginnings”
My great-grandparents, Owen Kavanagh and Catherine Featherstone, were early pioneers of Iona.
I’ve always had a uneasy relationship with Australian land.
Photographer Jim Fitzpatrick was an official war photographer for the Australian Information Service.
I spent my early years in Gippsland. The Swamp District.
Lina Bryans met a lovely architect Alex Jelinek in the 1950s and found a really large house at 39 Erin Street, Richmond.