Monday, 12 June 2017

Painting at St Hilary

A visit last Saturday in drenching rain to St Hilary Church.
Stunning art - commissioned by maverick vicar Bernard Walke. He was married to Annie Walke, a distinguished painter, and the couple were friends with leading Newlyn School artists of the day - who contributed work to the church.  Love the Madonna's red shoes in Annie Walke's painting. And Proctor's huge crucifix with a white-robed figure open-armed is also impressive (though I can't find a picture - below it's tiny, overhanging the choir).  It's repeated on two smaller crucifixes in the chancel.
Altarpiece by Ernest Proctor
Joan of Arc by Annie Walke

Virgin with red shoes by Annie Walke

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