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Wicked but Virtuous  :  My Life - Mirka Mora

Wicked but Virtuous

My Life

Paperback Published: 1st November 2002
ISBN: 9780140294835
Number Of Pages: 272

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Written with great passion, this book is a unique insight into the way an artist works and the way in which life feeds art.

Few artists in Australia are held in such affectionate esteem as Mirka Mora. Even fewer have had such an amazing life. Narrowly avoiding Auschwitz during the Second World War, she and her husband Georges settled in Melbourne, where their landmark cafe-restaurants became a magnet for artists, writers and intellectuals – a slice of Paris's Left Bank in an otherwise staid and provincial city. Both were also pivotal in the establishment of the acclaimed Museum of Modern Art at Heide.

No conventional autobiography, Wicked but Virtuous is a delightfully eccentric account of a life lived to the utmost. It celebrates the highs and lows of Mirka's bohemian existence, her work, lovers, family, and the rich array of characters who were drawn into her world by her wisdom, generosity and outrageousness.

Written with great passion, this book is a unique insight into the way an artist works and the way in which life feeds art.

About the Author

Mirka Mora was born in Paris in 1928 and moved to Melbourne in 1951, where she soon made a name for herself in what was then a very male-dominated art world. She uses a wide range of media and her work features strongly in the permanent collection of Melbourne's Museum of Modern Art at Heide. For many years she has conducted workshops in painting, soft sculpture and mosaics, where countless Australians have learned from her unique approach to teaching art. In 2002 Mirka Mora was made an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and Communication. She lived in a studio in Richmond until she passed away in August 2018.

ISBN: 9780140294835
ISBN-10: 014029483X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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