Tag: Cornwall

Peter Lanyon’s gliding paintings

November 2, 2015 2 Comments
Peter Lanyon’s gliding paintings

If you want to escape from the madness of central London – a frequent need, in my experience – you could do worse than visit the Courtauld Gallery. It’s usually quiet, its home is a handsome and quirky corner of Somerset House, and its permanent collection is exceptional for its quality and holding power. You […]

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Zennor in light

September 19, 2013 2 Comments
Zennor in light

Penwith is as far west as you can go in England.  At the toe of Cornwall, it’s a region that looks and feels Atlantic.  Its place-names are mostly Celtic.  Prehistoric remains lie scattered across its open granite landscape. Three nights we spent recently in Penwith give me the chance to taste the South West Coastal […]

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