Sir Robin Philipson

Cathedral Interior

About this artwork

Philipson’s early work predominantly focused on landscapes, still lifes and interiors. Then, late in the 1950s, the artist began to explore two further themes in his work: cathedral exteriors and the rose window. Philipson commented on his paintings of Venetian church interiors: “What impressed me most about the Venetian churches – San Marco above all – was a sense of their beautifully lit spaces. They gave me a great desire to recreate all their visual aspects simultaneously, taking in their inspired intricate rhythms and richly saturated colour.”

Sir Robin Philipson

Sir Robin Philipson