Friday, 12 April 2013

Celestial Ceilings

Much of my time is still spent thinking about our ceilings.  These are the ones that Edith Wharton (who else?) claimed are 'the three perfect ceilings of the world'.

Mantegna's frescos in the ducal palace of Mantua:

Perugino in the Sala del Cambio at Perugia:

Araldi in the Convent of St. Paul at Parma:

I'm aware that these are not exactly in keeping with our 1960s Brutalist ex-local authority flat.  But one day.  One day . . .