Given this post is more an announcement of future regular posts resuming, as opposed to an actual post in itself, I thought I’d post some of my favourite pictures of medieval angels – on the basis that they act as heralds, and so tie into the theme of announcing. (more…)
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… which is not to say that I am working through an Italian encyclopedia, as much as I enjoy reading such works, and as much as I need to start revising my Italian. It is simply an apt summary of my day.
I used to go to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London as much as humanly possible. I would breathe them in as though my life depended on it, and did get miserable if I wasn’t able to visit them for a few weeks. Until today, I had not visited either of them in over a year, so I was blissfully happy to spend a few hours in the National Gallery, in the Sainsbury Wing’s collection of paintings from 1250 to 1500. As a self-proclaimed medieval geek, I am considerably embarrassed to have to admit that it was my first prolonged visit to that department. I now dread a knock at my door to request that I relinquish my membership of the Guild of aforementioned Medieval Geeks. (more…)