Visceral art

A quick trip to London has shunted every day this week into the next. But worth it. Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, at the Royal Academy of Arts, was a visceral and spellbinding encounter! Just as I’m awed by the quality of light emanating from one of Rembrandt’s utterly honest self-portraits, so also by colour gradation in Monet’s Giverny water lilies, or by attention to detail in Alfred Parsons’ Orange Lilies – the light in the garden pavilion window, and the little writing table and chair on the right. Divine co-creation touches white canvas. Like vivifying prayer.