Hypnotic and calming, and I’m not even someone who fantasises about the woods:
Photo by @thegogglette on Instagram
Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi “girl in meadow” (1900)
Gerard David, La Madonna della Pappa. Love the bowl of feeding mush in this one! The picture is on the Via Garibaldi, Genoa.
Barbara Hepworth again
of Christmas, and also a day for reflection and revelation before the routines of normal life kick in. Many of us are back at work and in the swing of those routines already, but there’s still time to:
1. Listen to the spirituals from Michael Tippett’s A child of our time.
3. Take a bag of stuff to the charity shop and come back to mull that last bottle of wine.
There’s something very comforting about this image – the sense of perspective from so many people having trodden those steps, and what wonderful light. Photo by @madreonthemove
This Louise Bourgeois collection from late in her career is a beautiful collection of simple textile pieces. I could look at this for ages.
Probably my favourite place in all of Antwerp, where we went for a tranquil hour early in the morning after tea and birthday cake. Built for an order of women who’d withdrawn from the world but supported themselves by seeing or spinning, each cell is still occupied by secular inhabitants now, and the cobbled streets, lawn and hollyhocks reminded me of Oxford colleges.
photos August 2017.
…when you start noticing dusk. Illustration by Karolis Strautniekas for the New York Times.