ARTS & LITERATURE

A Thing of Beauty…

Graham Falvey visits the Chauvet Caves in Southern France.

“The fundamental fact is that with these paintings, we created/discovered art. We can try to explain them in modern academic terms, but at the heart of their mystery lies a spiritual quest for understanding…”

A Thing of Beauty…

Barbara Vellacott contemplates the indescribability of beauty in Dante’s Paradiso.

“Let us say that beauty is a divine vibration which sings in poet, poem, reader and listener. But its essence is nevertheless indescribable.”

Three Transitions

Richard Twinch on Cultural Change

“The past is not just a heap of outmoded algorithms, but a valuable resource to be archaeologically unpicked and valued.”

A Thing of Beauty…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

“The circumference of architecture is changing with astonishing rapidity but its center remains unchanged – the human heart.”

A Thing of Beauty…

JAMES TURRELL’S BERLIN INSTALLATION
“Here the invitation is to something less cosmic, more personal”

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NICOLA SIMPSON ON DOM SYLVESTER HOUÉDARD
“How do we hear the inaudible sound of dust falling?”

A Thing of Beauty…

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.”

The Field of Light

BRUCE MUNRO’S NEW WORK
“I saw in my mind a landscape of illuminated stems that, like a dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls.”

The Red Sail

KATHARINE TIERNAN
“All about him the sea stretches away to the mauve edge of the horizon. The strangeness of it empties his soul.”

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