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19 April 2017

DG 2

Yesterday’s painting is a double-page spread and here is the right-hand side. David Gentleman writes (because his books are very well written as well as stunningly drawn) about looking at buildings like these from a boat: ‘The Ducal Palace gently turns in front of your eyes from an overwhelming close-up of white stone tracery and black-shadowed arcade into the merest distant strip of white between blue water and sky…In London such unbroken distant views of great buildings rarely occur…relishing this unique sense of space is one of this city’s {Venice’s} chief pleasures.

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