Asks Mr Benn.
Sir Francis Seymour Haden was a Victorian surgeon who is recalled as an artist, and particularly for his etchings. He was brother-in-law to James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Seymour Haden’s father, … Continue reading ‘Labour of omission’
a POST SCRIPT to symbolism. Dr Felix Post made ‘science’ of the dead. he categorised all [dead] artists by disease of lives that POST had never shared and ‘evidence’ alone … Continue reading The loss of feeling
The painting is called ‘Entropy’ by Amelia Augustyn.
The Blantyre carvings depict three Stations of the Cross on a cliff face overlooking the River Clyde, below the site of the former Blantyre Priory, and across the river from … Continue reading Blantyre Carvings
Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield, Arbroath, had this mortuary chapel and mausoleum built as a memorial to his wife Elizabeth following her death in 1873. I visited it with my wife … Continue reading A whole Gothic world had come to an end
A few selected passages from “The Beautiful Summer” by Cesare Pavese:
Drue Heinz was an incurable insomniac who spent most nights reading novels to stave off boredom. As such she developed a particular sympathy for the similarly lonely vigils of authors. … Continue reading Drue Heinz
By chance I recently came across this in the archives of the BMJ. It was published in the Materia Non Medica section of the 2nd March 1979:
We recently had a wonderful family holiday in the south eastern corner of Spain. Andrew was able to join us from University and both he and Rachel had exams to … Continue reading Under the vast Andalusian skies