Urban Sketchers: June 9: Irma Stern Museum

Urban Sketchers: June 9: Irma Stern Museum

Once again we joined the Cape Town Urban Sketchers on their weekly Saturday morning fun-sketching time. The venue for our wintery rendezvous was the colourful and very inspiring Irma Stern Museum in Rondebosch, just behind the Baxter Theatre. Every urban sketcher arrived with their box of creative goodies: pens, inks and paints and some even packed a hot thermos!

After a short and fascinating talk by Mary van Blommenstein, we wandered through the brightly painted rooms with all Irma’s art and unusual pieces of furniture taking it all in. We then wandered through the gardens before eventually settling on our own ‘view’ to draw.

   

Some captured a room’s essence while others weathered the cold and drew in the garden. Some found tiny details in the flora exhibition upstairs to replicate while others managed to capture Irma’s personality in her paintings. Everyone’s work was so different, both in composition, medium and style.

   

It’s great getting out and drawing with like-minded creatives, talking art, doing art and experiencing a new environment to draw in. Who would have of thought drawing in an art museum? It was a great idea! Thank you.

  

(Above 3 Images: A caricature of Irma, and two paintings by the artist herself)

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Urban Sketchers Cape Town: Anyone can join (beginners, intermediates and professionals). Diarise your Saturday mornings: CLICK HERE

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  •  “Everything that’s new – and almost everything is new to these narrow minded people.” – Irma Stern
  •  “The artist creates in order to become free of himself.” – Irma Stern

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Irma Stern: (1894 – 1966)

Irma Stern Museum: CLICK HERE

 



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