Prior to visiting Salisbury, we stopped at Stonehenge, another reverent place. The similarities in how man sought to create a sacred space is interested. Both offer inner spaces surrounded by narrower ambulatory spaces. It was wonderful to sit and draw Stonehenge; to etch it into my memory.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a wonderful collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. I chose to draw a 1630 bust of Christopher Wren by Edward Pearce because Wren is responsible for some of the most beautiful architecture in England and the world. He rebuilt 52 churches after the Great Fire including St. Paul's and the south front one of my favorite, Hampton Court. Plus, he was educated in Oxford.