10th January 2017 British Museum
Like us early people wanted a way to remember their departed loved ones.
The same day I saw a small exhibition of drawings by Maggi Hambling (see posting https://wordpress.com/post/stubbs.blog/490) which included moving drawings of her mother and father alive and at the point of death.
The following day I saw a fabulous exhibition of portraits by Picasso (see posting) – lovers, spouses, friends, rivals, those who inspired him.
Art, not just writing, is a powerful tool for remembering, helping us to hold their faces and characteristics as well as the shared moments with those who are significant for us.