Mary Beale was a 17th-century trailblazing painter and her piece ‘Portrait of a Lady’ currently hangs at the National Gallery of Victoria. But who is the Lady? What the heck is a cartouche? And what’s Mary Beale’s whole deal? Dave Warneke explains in this episode of ‘Do Go On Presents: Arty Facts’.
Each week Arty-Facts explores the fascinating history behind some of Melbourne’s most famous artworks and their artists. An accessible and fun look at art history.
Do Go On Presents: Arty-Facts is a joint production between Do Go On and Stupid Old Studios. It is broadcast on C31 Sundays at 8.30pm, simulcast on the Stupid Old Studios YouTube Channel as is available via the Do Go On podcast feed and the Community Radio Network. This program is made with the support of the Community Broadcast Foundation.