Stanley Spencer museum, Cookham


Off on a wet ban k holiday, that most British of things to look at one of the most British of post war British painters – Stanley Spencer.

Probably best known for his re-playing of biblical events in the oh so slightly twee village of Cookham, his paintings have a sly humour and a strange spiritaulaity which is both a little mad and strangely contemplative.

The museum is tiny, but perfectly  formed, with a collection of larger and smaller works, including the huge & unfinished Christ preaching at Henley

http://stanleyspencer.org.uk/

and some images to give a flavour of the work

     

 

 

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50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

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