So I've been trying to get to this little hidden treasure all year... And finally on Thursday, my last official day of holiday (at home)... I made it happen...
I found out about Irma Stern via my Diary of Faces online course - it's Week 7 tutorial and homework... after some research... I discovered that Irma Stern was a Cape Town based artist and her old house and now, museum is literally right up the road from my house. Some of her portraits have reached up to $2 Million.
My sweet family insisted on coming with me... and it was just so precious, sweet and such a wonderful treat!
I plan to go back for sure!!!
She does a variety of different works but her portraits were my favourite, for sure!
These ones captivated me. And I absolutely love that she painted big!
I was completely inspired.