These blog notes are basically my journal for preparation of my exhibition of artwork in St Petersburg in May, 2012.
I’m reading 4 books over the next few weeks before I start my planning for my artwork for my exhibition in St Petersburg in May. I was so excited when they arrived! I went to the beach today and read through half of the first one… Memoirs of Madame Vigee-Lebrun, beautiful portrait painter and woman. Her journey as an artist breathes an air of familiarity to my own life and inspires me greatly.
I was particularly enthused by her chapter on her initial journey and seven year stay in St Petersburg- a total surprise to me, as I intially wanted to read her memoirs to get a greater feel for the rococco time from a female artists’ perspective. But I was… Continue reading