Bart van der Leck's Stained Glass

Thu Jan 6, 2005

Clancy and I saw the Kroller-Muller travelling Van Gogh-Mondrian exhibit at the High Museum yesterday. In addition to being considerably entranced by Van Gogh’s Cemetery in the Rain, Paris 1886 (what’s happening in the middle?), I was ensorcelled by van der Leck’s stained glass ironic encomium to the mining industry (couldn’t find an online image, though I’m exceptionally lazy when looking for them).

In the High’s permanent collection is one of the most beguiling of Ralph Albert Blakelock’s landscapes as well. I wonder if Lovecraft knew of Blakelock, who went quite mad.