Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Late Late Gothic

Elsewhere the Renaissance was in full efflorescence but here in England in the late 15th century the most prestigious art was still thorough-goingly gothic, but gothic at its most refined- delicate, aspiring, ethereal. It's behind the times, but if I had to gaze at the ceiling- as Bishop Waynflete's effigy (see previous post) has been doing for the past 500 years I'd just as soon have this in view as one of Michelangelo's strenuous male nudes. It's certainly more restful- and has- I think- more of eternity about it...

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