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Mirka Mora: A Life of Making Art

Sabine Cotte



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Thames & Hudson
01 July 2019
Art & Architecture; Individual artists, art monographs
Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists. A Melbourne cultural icon, Mirka, along with her ex-husband Georges, was instrumental in helping to establish Australian modern art on a global stage. She was integral in reviving the meetings of the Contemporary Artists Society, whose members included friends John Perceval and John and Sunday Reed, and later in creating hubs for artistic figures at Mirka cafe and the Balzac restaurant. Among her many artistic achievements, Mirka is much admired for her Flinders Street mural, Adelaide Festival frieze and stained-glass paintings at Heide. This book focuses on her idiosyncratic processes, which are largely self-taught and blend traditional techniques with modern creativity.

With privileged access to Mirka and her studio, Sabine Cotte offers an intimate portrait of one of Australia's best-loved artists.
By:   Sabine Cotte
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781760760298
ISBN 10:   1760760293
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Trained at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts and at the Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris, Sabine Cotte's expertise in artistic material and techniques gives her a unique insight into the artist's creative process. Her professional and personal relationship with Mirka Mora spans several years.

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