A THING OF BEAUTY
David Apthorp praises the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque in Istanbul
“Standing here, before the plain, unadorned mihrab, it as if one has been brought to some ultimate secret.”
Graham Falvey visits the Chauvet Caves in Southern France.
“The fundamental fact is that with these paintings, we created/discovered art. At the heart of their mystery lies a spiritual quest for understanding…”
Barbara Vellacott contemplates the indescribability of beauty in Dante’s Paradiso.
“Beauty is a divine vibration which sings in poet, poem, reader and listener. But its essence is nevertheless indescribable.”
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
“The circumference of architecture is changing with astonishing rapidity but its center remains unchanged – the human heart.”
James Turrell’s Berlin Installation
“Here the invitation is to something less cosmic, more personal”
Chagall’s Peace Window
“Unity is not achievable when it is conceived as merely bringing together a collection of parts. It requires a more comprehensive vision.”