|Closed again today.|
I'd been aiming for the Saatchi Gallery and as far as I could see it was open but when I actually arrived it was closed for a private function (not the film).
So thinking on my feet I decided to pay a return visit to the V&A - pleasantly surprised to end up looking at Raphael's cartoons.
It's a slightly odd story as the works (pretty much on permanent loan from The British Royal family) were actually made to guide weavers in their creation of tapestries for the Sistine Chapel commissioned by Pope Leo X.
I was slightly surprised to find that Raphael Sanzio had actually displaced Michelangelo as the preferred artist for the 15th Century Catholic Church.
What I liked apart from the works was the room (48a) and the ambience around them - seemed to me the sort of place that would suit the Four Season Mark Rothkos - very calming.
|Paul Preaching at Athens- one of the Raphaels on show at the V&A|
|Let us Pray one of nine ways|
[Lovely frames and mounts too]
|Nigel Henderson's 'the Rat Trap'|