Sunday, June 21, 2009

Metro 5 Gallery - Library Art - Victoria Reichelt

Metro 5 Gallery in High Street runs an annual young artists competition and exhibition with a not inconsiderable prize of $40,000.

Here is the amazing 'Self Portrait' by Victoria Reichelt which won the People's Choice.

The painting needs to be seen in real life (like most art, as the detail is incredible). Bear in mind, this is a painting (oil) not a photograph.

She has painted some of my favourite books including Richard Dawkins 'God Delusion' and Donna Tartt's 'Secret History'.

I fully subscribe to the the idea that you are what you read.

If one could create a bookshelf for one's life, what would it contain? I am working on my list. It should definitely have categories - childhood, pretentious French, saccharine, life changing, scientific, detective, airport, history and art \ design. This will be the subject of a later post, because I think it needs some consideration.


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