FASHION: Diana: Her Fashion Story • Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
TRAVEL: Exploring the Kerry Kingdom • The Magic of Venice
ARTS: Iwona Lifsches • Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age of Painting
LIFESTYLE: Tips for a Well-Dressed Bed • The Power of Good Posture
From the Editor: As the bright bursts of summer flowers fade, a majestic palette of scarlet red, glowing yellow, bright orange and sparkling gold creates the masterpiece that is the autumn landscape.
In this issue, we visit the National Gallery of Ireland, which has recently re-opened after a six-year refurbishment. To mark to occasion the museum is hosting ‘Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting’, an exhibition that has already visited the Louvre in Paris and is going on to the National Gallery of Art in Washington. One of its highlights is the NGI’s own Woman Writing a Letter with her Maid, considered by many to be one of Vermeer’s most outstanding compositions.
We visit London’s V&A where the work of the Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga is being celebrated. Also in London, Kensington Palace is staging ‘Diana: Her fashion story’ and hosting a new temporary white garden to mark twenty years since the death of Princess Diana.
The fabulously colourful paintings of naïve artist Iwona Lifsches feature in our cover story, and we highlight a selection of work by artists and craft makers based in County Kerry.
The beautiful county of Kerry is also one of our featured travel destinations, as is the magical city of Venice.
We hope you can take the time out from the hectic pace of today’s world to relax, read, recharge and enjoy Anthology’s ‘collection of beautiful experiences’.