Michael Baxandall

I happened upon Paul Lay’s appreciation of Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy which I think Michael Baxandall wrote as undergraduate lectures after spending many years writing Giotto and the Orators, a subtle condensation of his thinking. I didn’t know Baxandall was an enthusiast for county cricket. It’s possible. Also, it’s probably worth remembering that his father was Director of the National Gallery of Scotland, which I have always assumed must have influenced his turn to art history, even if he chose to ignore it.



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