Earthly Paradises

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Art in the Attic | No Comments

Earlier this year I came down with an unexpected case of pre-Raphaelitis. It all started with a trip to William Morris’s Red House, helped on by a reading of Penelope Fitzgerald’s biography of Burne-Jones. I’d studied Morris years ago as an undergrad, and as I wasn’t burning effigies of Rubens or papering the attic with […]

The Mathematics of Grace

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Art in the Attic | 4 Comments

In the final chapters before the great, tragic ending of Le Morte d’Arthur: the slow disintegration of the fellowship of the Round Table and the battles that precede the death of the king, a wounded knight is carried from Spain to Carlisle where Arthur and his court are celebrating Pentecost. The stranger’s name is Sir […]