Rachel Ruysch

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.

About Gandha

I am a qualified art teacher and English Language tutor. I currently teach English online. I have a degree in art/printmaking and my partner and I go walking around London and the Heath to explore. I am a regular artist and printmaker and also a management committee member of a local housing co-operative
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