I have to admit I got off to a bad start. Apart from being late I got them the wrong way round, I took Conrad for Gawain, once that was sorted, things could only get better! From their blogs I had imagined them to be much older. (I hope they will see that as a complement.)
Gawain is a mine of information. I stated that I was happy to tag along and listen. This was a wise suggestion on my part as an unstoppable flow of knowledge proceeded from him for the following five hours. Regardless of origin he talked effortlessly on objects of great beauty, much of it in depth. Only Conrad was his equal, tripping him into further elaborate justifications of technique, skills, origins and relevant history.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is substantial and you need a week or so to just get round to see it all. If you were to do it in the depth we went to yesterday, you would need treble that time.
Meeting Conrad and Gawain was a great treat and one I would happily repeat.
This wine cup was quite amazing.
Two beautiful little portrait heads in wood.
I am an admirer of terra cotta and the female form, clothed
May I finish with a funny story at my expense! I predicted I would be late so I sent a message by text as follows.
" late, as predicted eta 10 30 vanda coffee restaurant robert"
After half an hour spent in interpretation I had completely foxed them!