English Needlework at Auction — What Lovely Shoes!

Posted in Art Market by Editor on March 1, 2011

As noted at ArtDaily:

Lot No: 26, A pair of lady's shoes English, circa 1740 Embroidered yellow silk worked in chain stitch in coloured silks with carnations, tulips and other flowers, having a broad silk lined tongue, waisted heel and slightly pointed toe.

A pair of embroidered lady’s shoes, dating back to 1740, is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its Fine English Furniture Sale on 2 March 2011. The shoes are part of a remarkable collection of early English needlework comprising 63 pieces with estimates totalling £210,000 – 315,000, which was owned by the former Chairman of Debenhams and Harvey Nichols, Sir Frederick Richmond (1873-1953). Made from embroidered yellow silk worked in chain stitch, depicting carnations, tulips and other flowers, and with a broad silk lined tongue and a pointed toe, the shoes have attracted a pre-sale estimate of £1,000 – 2,000. . . .

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Call for Papers: Graduate Symposium, ‘Writing with Images’

Posted in Calls for Papers, graduate students by Editor on March 1, 2011

Writing with Images: An Art Symposium
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 22 April 2011

Proposals due by 18 March 2011

This graduate symposium asks what it might mean to write with images or to allow images to “speak for themselves” as Sunil Manghani demonstrates in his 2008 book, Image Critique and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. To date, no local attempt has been made to draw different strands of inquiry together to identify specific qualities of image critique for image analysis and its relation to current theories and concepts. Successful submissions will reflect issues ranging from current debates regarding Image Critique as a source of creative input for Visual Culture, Art History, Studio Practice, and Art Education application. The symposium is a space to highlight the scholarly pursuits of students representing the visual arts. Scholars of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, especially (but not limited to) visual culture, art history, studio artists, and art education graduate students or advanced undergraduates.

The one-day symposium will take place at Illinois State University Gallery with a concurrent morning session in the Center for Visual Arts, room 201, located on the campus of Illinois State University at Normal, Illinois. There will be a keynote address by Dr. Kristine Nielsen, the Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. See the website for abstract submission and symposium details.