I have a passion, a bit of an obsession with all things King Arthur & Merlin......
Tintagel Castle is his birthplace......ruins over 1500 years old......
The site inspired the 12th-century writer Geoffrey of Monmouth to name it in his History of the Kings of Britain as the place where King Arthur was conceived, according to English Heritage.
King Arthur statue erected there, is beautiful
Art quiz....better than most of these quizzes...
Perhaps I should have messaged you, knowing what an artist you are yourself.....that was my first possible career artist/teacher
Anyway, I watched a fascinating doco last night, about the most beautiful Palace in France...
It is divinely beautiful, sort of designed by Leonardo Da Vinci
Double helix staircase..........is so sensational
Winding around each other but never meeting................I think this palace/and Escher may have inspired Doctor Who, the puzzling DW that got me intrigued
It is fairyland beautiful
And oooo look @Mr Stickyfingers what is coming 2/12/18-April 2019
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first major Australian exhibition to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. This summer blockbuster exhibition creates a visionary and immersive exhibition that seamlessly presents the worlds of both Escher and nendo.
Celebrated as a master of optical illusion, Escher created some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. Escher’s unique artistic vision is traced through 160 prints and drawings and presented within a ground-breaking exhibition environment by nendo. Drawn from the world’s largest collection of Escher’s work in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, this expansive exhibition covers the full span of the artist’s career, from 1916 through to his final work produced in 1969.
As one of the leading design studios in the world, nendo draw upon their unique design approach to transcend tradition; by manipulating geometry, space and perception they create a deeply immersive exhibition experience inspired by M.C. Escher.
Arthur Streeton’s images celebrating the blue and gold palette of Australia’s sun-drenched landscape struck a nationalistic chord during the lead-up to Federation. In early 1896 Streeton travelled to the upper reaches of the Hawkesbury River, between Richmond Bridge and Windsor, where he was inspired by the expansive view looking towards the Blue Mountains. ‘The purple noon’s transparent might’ takes its title from a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley that embraces the natural world – sun, sky, water and mountains – and was painted in two days ‘during a shade temperature of 108 degrees’, in a state of ‘artistic intoxication with thoughts of Shelley in my mind’.
...thanks for posting this kxk... my sweet darling wife and myself are thinking of doing a drive over about a week down through Victoria around Christmas this year so I will try to get and see this that's for sure sweet lady... I saw Leonardo Da Vinci's exhibition in Sydney many many many years ago and also Turner's exhibition before that... this would blow my mind seeing MC Escher's work too... thanks so much for posting it my friend... much appreciated... cheers.