A quick post today, as I want to curl up in bed with Wait for Me! As part of the Bloggers’ Meet-Up, a few of us went around the Ashmolean (which, shamefully, I had not been to for almost six years). I headed straight for the paintings, because I’ve got to confess I’m not cultured enough to be all that interested in pots and things… but I do love art galleries.
This is probably my favourite painting on display:
I first encountered Stanley Spencer on the cover of Barbara Comyns’ novel Who Was Changed and Who was Dead (see that image here), and he is now one of my favourite artists. I love the surreal domesticity he paints – similar to the sort of novels I love, in that respect. Since I know so little about art history, or art really, I can’t explain what I love about this image – but I do love it, so thought I’d share it with you!