Showcasing a Naive Artist and Celebrating a Horse Race

I know I said I was going to have a couple of days away from the blog but I was keen to share the mail with you.

From the Postie

I am constantly reminded that we live in an incredible world. Two days ago we saw an image of a painting that had been sent from London, created by a Welshman and featured Carmel Mission in Carmel-on-the-Bay (California). Check it out here if you missed this post.

Today the mail is from Chris of New York who has just sent me notification that there is an Exhibition of the works of Antonio Ligabue (1899-1965) being held this month (November) in The Octagon Gallery in the town of Bibbiano in Reggio Emilia, near Parma, Italy.

The exhibition goes by the somewhat controversial title of Madness and Creation as Antonio Ligabue suffered severely from mental illness. Here are the photos of the exhibition forwarded from Chris who introduced Antonio Ligabue to us many months ago. It is so wonderful to see Antonio's artistic works being celebrated 53 years after his death.
(Credit for the photos: Casa Museo Antonio Ligabue)

You can check our the early blog posts which featured some of Antonio Ligabue's works here and here.

Today is also Melbourne Cup Day, our famous horse race which is held on the first Tuesday in November each year and has been done so since 1861. Antonio Ligabue loved to paint horses so let's start with three of his remarkable paintings.
(Credit: Pinterest)

(Credit: WikiArt.org) (Credit: WikiArt.org)

And to conclude today, a painting of the first horse Archer to win the Melbourne Cup.

(Credit: Braidwood Times)

And this painting is of Toryboy, Winner of the Melbourne Cup 1865. Toryboy won the race 4 years after being unplaced in the first Cup.
(Credit: State Library Victoria)

The Hero Image today shows you some more paintings created by Antonio Ligabue.

And now I am going to have a break for a couple of days while I prepare for a very important birthday which I will tell you about on Thursday.

Anne Newman

Oil Painter in realistic genre style, predominantly buildings and people. To continue the discussion contact Anne on anewman@netspace.net.au or phone +61 407 516 522

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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