Thursday, 30 April 2015

En famille in Antwerp

Jan Vekemans/Cornelis de Vos
Elisabeth Vekemans/Cornelis de Vos

Maria Vekemans/Cornelis de Vos
Maria Vekemans/Cornelis de Vos

Portrait of Joris Vekemans/Cornelis de Vos
All at the Museum Mayer van den Bergh: merchant riches and family affection. Made me think of Veronese's portraits of Iseppo da Porto and his family living in another vastly wealthy port.

Reading and watching

  • Foot by Foot to Santiago de Compostela/Judy Foot
  • The Testament of Mary with Fiona Shaw at the Barbican
  • The Testament of Mary/Colm Toibin
  • Schwanengesang/Schubert - Tony Spence
  • Journals/Robert Falcon Scott
  • Fugitive Pieces/Ann Michaels
  • Unless/Carol Shields
  • Faust/Royal Opera House
  • The Art of Travel/Alain de Botton
  • Mad Men Series 6
  • A Week at The Airport/Alain de Botton
  • The Railway Man/Eric Lomax
  • Bright Lights, Big City/Jay McInerney
  • Stones of Venice/John Ruskin
  • The Sea, the Sea/Iris Murdoch
  • Childe Harold/Lord Byron
  • All The Pretty Horses/Cormac McCarthy
  • Extreme Rambling/Mark Thomas
  • Story of my Life/Jay McInerney
  • Venice Observed/Mary McCarthy