Monday, April 30, 2007

Day 364
Another of the sketching possibilities I have enjoyed this past year has been sketching at the National Gallery. As it was cold and windy today, I went there for this second last day. These are two 1937 costumes from the Ballet Russe. They employed a number of artist designers, including Matisse to design sets and costumes. The ballet company was in Australia when war broke out and so the costumes ended up remaining here, eventually to be acquired by the Gallery. They have really exciting designs and colours. 12 km cycle


Penny said...

You are so lucky to be able to access these, I would love to see them.
Last day tomorrow.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Lovely costumes. What a treat to live near the National Art Gallery and three fabulous libraries.
We have a costume exhibition on here at present - either in our gallery or at the Wool Museum so I must suss it out.

Julie Oakley said...

Lovely. Nothing like having a decent museum full of inspirational resources.

Susan Hosken said...

The costumes are wonderful and so detailed. I have been inspired by your blog. Congratulations on the weight loss.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia