Decorative arts

Catherine the Great by Johann Baptist von Lampi

From Russia with love: treasures from the Hermitage

September 18, 2015

Arts, Decorative arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Melbourne is currently experiencing a little bit of Imperial Russia with the exhibition, Masterpieces From the Hermitage: the Legacy of Catherine the Great, now showing at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here at the State Library of Victoria you can bury yourself in these treasures all year round.

Collectors, museums and curious cabinets…….

Collectors, museums and curious cabinets…….

March 20, 2014

Arts, Decorative arts, Painting:

The glorious Piranesi exhibition currently on show here at the State Library has me thinking about the whole passionate business of collecting. The British as art collectors : from the… Read More ›

Clarice Cliff: ceramic designer extraordinaire

Clarice Cliff: ceramic designer extraordinaire

February 6, 2014

Arts, Decorative arts:

Serial-blogger Jane has been watching Bargain Hunt again….. If you do an internet search on Clarice Cliff, eBay is regularly included in your first page of hits.  Eminently collectable, the… Read More ›