Monday, August 27, 2018

Vale Mirka

It you stick Mirka into the search facility of my blog, you will find I have mentioned her many times.

At the age of of 90, Mirka Mora has died. She was very challenging and just wonderful, and a child survivor of the Holocaust. She made Melbourne a better place.

Bye bye Mirka.



16 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of Mirka Mora Andrew although her face looks very familiar. I just Googled and can see that she was a wonderfully artistic and inspiring woman, much loved and will be missed. Her art was incroyable ✨

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    1. Grace, she was just brilliant. I've never heard a bad word said about her.

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  2. I hadn't heard of Mirka either, but she sounded like a wonderful and interesting person. RIP

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    1. Sami, interesting is an understatement. Fascinating, I would say.

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  3. She looks like she liked to have fun!

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    1. Mark, probably more than she has ever admitted to, although she was always brutally frank.

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  4. Vale indeed. A woman of talent. And much loved.

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    1. EC, yes, she was all those things and more.

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  5. A long time ago I did a craft class with Mirka ... I will always remember when she said we had to stop for "Lipstick Time" .... and she re-applied her red lipstick ! God I loved her for that :)
    Vale Mirka.

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    1. Lady J, great that you have a personal memory and what a cool break to have in class.

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  6. At first I only knew Mirka through her connection with Sunday Reed and all other important artists like Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan. Then we took the children out to see Heide Museum of Modern Art.

    What a brave woman she was!

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    1. Hels, she really did give our almost Victorian mores a good punch on the nose in the mid twentieth century. I hadn't really thought of her as brave, but she really was.

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  7. I had never heard of her, but immediately Googled her. What an amazing woman. The photos of her show such a joy in her face. Despite those large eyes that had seen far too much.
    It's such a sadness when these special survivors pass on. I fear the world will forget the evil that can so easily destroy an entire race.
    At least her spirit survives in her art. There if you spend time looking, you can see what she so wanted the world to know!

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    1. Maribeth, I've heard so many anecdotes about her since she died. She was an unforgettable and very funny character, never mind her art. I hope and think that the world won't forget.

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  8. So sad, she was one of those who made this world a much better place.

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    1. She was Fen, and a bit before her time. Intelligent, funny and challenging.

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