Matisse, Cézanne and Picasso painted still lifes of food. Andy Warhol famously painted soup cans, Wayne Thiebaud painted Candy Apples and Swiss artist Dieter Roth painted The Dinner Party. Artists have long painted food, and food has long played a role in art, in ways symbolically significant or metaphorical. And in the worlds of Leonardo […]Read more "The Art of the Cook"
Reading with My Daughter A book lies on my table – My Ear at his Heart by Hanif Kureishi. It is about Kureishi’s discovery of an old manuscript that recounts his father’s childhood in Bombay around the time of India’s partition, and Kureishi’s father’s subsequent journey to England as an immigrant. I had first encountered Kureishi […]Read more "Reading with My Daughter"
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. With that line from Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Cornwall, reeking with intrigue and redolent with romance and sensuality, got embedded in my imagination during my teen years. The charm of du Maurier’s descriptions lingered through the march of my decades, and so last summer, when I planned […]Read more "Wildflowers on Cliff-tops – A Walk in Cornwall"