Thursday, 14 July 2016

Lindsay (July)

Lionel Lindsay has us believe he’s a jester. In ‘Chasing Lionel’ Colin Holden records, “He enjoyed Spanish food sufficiently to collect recipes and even smuggle plant seeds back into Australia past the noses of customs officials, only to use the home-grown products in cooking for Sir Robert Menzies, one of his patrons.” Colin visits Lionel’s sites. In Salamanca he finds a 1533 convent Lionel made watercolour in 1928, saying the artist “was often guided by an unerring instinct for recognising the unusual or distinctive.” Colin, who died this July, was the same, and like Lionel, a fellow of infinite jest.

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