I thought it would be useful to bring all the images I have made from my recent visit to Compton Verney together in one post as they do give a good feel to the day. This is not surprising as I captured all the images but they do look well together. The current main exhibition is called Creating the Countryside and it was a well thought out and executed. As usual I feel foul of the British art establishment’s obsession with not allowing any photographs as if I wanted to make an image of the works on display. It is pointless to argue against such small problems but I just can’t understand why these rules are in place – after all the works on display can be found on the internet anyway.
Away from the main exhibition it is worth the entrance fee alone to see the miniature of Oliver Cromwell, a more masterly example of the art of painting it would be hard to find.
Compton Verney continues to be a wonderful jewel in the crown of English country art galleries and is worth a visit at anytime apart from one thing (This is really going to show that what little grasp I have on reality has long since passed!) they have closed the excellent waiter service restaurant replacing it with a work style cafeteria. Oh the barbarians are at the gates!