Speaking of Irish art, I just finished reading a fascinating and extremely well-written essay about 19th century embroidery art that appeared some time back in the Irish Art Review quarterly. One of my favorite lines is:
Lady Mayo found it difficult to fulfil her Anglo-Catholic convictions in the puritanical bareness and coldness of the Church of Ireland.
Indeed. For a dryly informative academic art review, that’s juicy! The rest of the piece is really worth it, if you are into reading well-researched writing about needlework art history.
You can find it on Yumpu, here.
Also from the Irish Arts Review, there’s an interesting article that appears in the latest issue on Harry Clarke, the renowned and massively important stained glass artist and book illustrator.
You can find it here.
Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.