Subs and I went to the National Gallery today to look at 2 paintings by Rachel Ruysch which were talked about on a radio programme this week.
I don’t usually like such paintings but this one is full of such rich detail, the insects, butterflies etc. Her father was a famous anatomist and he did some very bizarre etchings and drawings of bodies, skeletons and insects – which Rachel grew up with. She was famous for her amazing paintings: the light, the detail the way she uses colour – amazing….
We found the room and then had tea and cake in the new cafe – then I went to Paperchase to buy some paper for more books. It was a really nice sunny day. Subs bought a book by David Toop in Fop.