Bird of Paradise Cushion Cover x Margaret Preston
Third Drawer Down Studio proudly presents a new collection of stunning textiles featuring artwork from one of Australia's most celebrated modernists, Margaret Preston. Honouring the artist's gift of capturing Australian native flora, this is a spectacular way to bring art into the home. This 100% linen cushion cover highlights the artist's joy in capturing florals - and her adoration of colour. Beautiful warm colours to bring life to your lounge or favourite chair.
Preston's desire to make uniquely Australian images meant many of her works featured flowers such as the Banksia, Waratah, and Gum Blossom all presented in radical, asymmetrical compositions.
Produced in collaborative licence with the National Gallery of Australia.
About the Artist
Born in Adelaide as Margaret Rose McPherson in 1875, Margaret Preston had by the 1920s become one of Australia’s leading modernist artists. Attaching equal importance to craft and painting, she had, by the late 1920s, gained an exceptional place in the Sydney art establishment. In 1929 she became the first woman and modernist to be invited by the Art Gallery of NSW to contribute a self-portrait to the collection. In great efforts to develop Australian "national art", she was also one of the first non-Indigenous Australian artists to use Aboriginal motifs in her work.
Materials + care instructions
-Cushion cover only insert not included
-45cm x 45cm
Bird of Paradise, 1925 Prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in gouache Printed image 39.6 h x 42.6 w cm National Gallery of Australia, Purchased 1961 © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy
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