Friday, 29 August 2014

Notes from London - 2.

Wren churches are utterly unspiritual, utterly Protestant and yet I am very fond of them and not only because of their beauty. They are, sadly, very English.

When I was twenty I much preferred Gothic to baroque - now the other way around.

In the National Gallery:

Gainsborough's landscapes sometimes approach the level of Edward Ardizzone.

Tiepolo - there are no words. 

1 comment:

  1. But St Paul's Cathedral was criticised for its baroque and therefore continental and Catholic design.