Today was a day to go into the city on the train. I was so excited to see my very first Gustav Klimt. I have all his books and like so many people I know all over the world, adore his art. I am also a big fan of Egon Schiele and could not wait. The train got there in great time and I went straight to the gallery. I had a marvelous few hours and have to confess I had a tear in front of the painting titled , "Emile Floge".
I wish there had of been more Egon to see but alas they did only have a half a dozen small works by such a brilliant and misunderstood artists. Later, when I was searching for my purchase for the day in the book shop I overheard an older couple saying how scary and awful he was. So, I just had to let them know that at his death he was a happy married man with a family. He died so young and was not who they thought he was. It felt good to defend Egon. I than took myself to lunch at the Gallery Kitchen and had the most wonderfulist of meals. Then it was back to the book shop to agonize over which book to buy for the day.
There were so many books on Gustav and Egon and in the end the choices were too many. I decided to go against the crowd and go to the printmaking section. This is where I discovered a new printmaker that I had never heard of before. His name is "Terry Frost" and he is a printmaker from the United Kingdom. The book is gorgeous. I had to have it! I got back on the train at around 4pm and back home at 5pm. It felt good to forget everything and just be a part of art all day long. I will write more on Terry Frost soon. B
In between teaching printmaking, I work in an art shop. I am also currently studying for my BA in Fine Art and Visual Culture. Time is precious and in between entering shows and looking after a family, I find my Blogging isn't regular. If you do happen to stop by than please make a comment. I would love to hear from you. I enjoy helping people with their printmaking endevours. Look for me on Facebook. Peninsula Printmakers Group and Australian Printmakers Group. All are welcome to join.
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