Monday, April 18, 2011

Fen landscapes

There are those, I am told, with a taste for desert landscapes.  I think I have a taste for fen landscapes and an aesthetic sense that goes along with it.  We drove back from Hunstanton today due South as the sun set and the landscape was glorious.  Not sparse or barren.  Neat divided patches of chocolate brown earth tilled in neat rows; bright green shoots all uniform and closely packed; swathes of violent yellow rape; a huge sky of grey then later blue then later rays of pink and white.  Beautiful.

It may also be why I love the paintings in Fitzwilliam College by Anthony Dorrell: the Black Earth cycle (click the link to 'paintings' and browse the lot.

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