The portrait of Reverend Robert Walker, known by its popular title of The Skating Minister, is one of the most recognizable images in the Scottish National Gallery. I remember the first time I saw Reverend Robert Walker on skates at the Scottish National Galleries. It recalled memories of skating on frozen lakes in Northern Manitoba, withContinue reading “Sir Henry Raeburn: Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch”
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Why Can’t I Touch Art?
I have a confession. It happened a long time ago, but the memory remains firmly entrenched. I touched a work of art. I cannot use the excuse of youth, because my mother, Frances, was very specific about art gallery etiquette. I was to stand a few feet away from the work of art with myContinue reading “Why Can’t I Touch Art?”