Visions of Venice by Brigid Marlin
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This enchanting picture book by Christine Marlin with paintings and drawings by Brigid Marlin, includes explanation and demonstration of the Mische Technique, and the painting secrets of the Venetian Masters
Aprox. dimensions: 21 x 29.5cm
About Brigid Marlin
Brigid Marlin was born in Washington D.C. USA in 1936.
She paints mainly using the Mische Technique, a medieval method revived by Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs, with whom she studied in Vienna.
Her fantasy work can be classified as Fantastic Realism, using figurative elements to represent visionary and psychic subjects, often with scriptural themes.
She has painted portraits, inter alia, of the Dalai Lama, J. G. Ballard and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Her portrait of Ballard hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
She studied art at the National College of Art in in Dublin, Ireland, Le Centre d’Art Sacre, Paris,L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal , and The Art Students League of New York. Then she married and moved to England where she had three sons.
Later she went to Vienna to study with Professor Ernst Fuchs and learnt the Mische Technique- the painting secrets of the Masters of the Italian Renaissance, which Fuchs had researched and rediscovered.
At Professor Ernst Fuchs’ invitation she went to Austria to teach the Mische technique at his Summer Seminar near Vienna for seven years.
She has travelled abroad teaching this technique at the Museum for Modern Art, Nairobi, at the Triangle Art Centre, Chicago, at the Bezalel Institute of Art, and at the Philadelphia Institute of Technology, as well as giving private classes in the technique to the Princess Nauf in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tatsuhiko Yamoto in Tokyo, etc, etc and she lectures on the technique all over the world.
Brid Nmarlin now lives and works in Hertfordshire, England.
Her life was featured in the BBC Radio Four program "In Conversation".
She has appeared on television on chat shows both in England and New York.
Her work is in the collections of Stanley Kubrick, Ex-President Nixon, Ann Oestreicher, Virginia H Rogers, J. Erdelac of General Motors, Lady Arran, and many others. Her portrait of J.G.Ballard hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London, her portrait of Lord Longford is in the Art Collection of the House of Lords and her portrait of Cecil Lewis, founder of the B.B.C., hangs in Bush House, BBC Headquarters.
She has published a number of books on the Mische technique.