2 days ago
Two days in Oxford, at the Ashmolean museum can help heal any spleen. Gainsborough, Van Dyke, Pissarro, Marquet ... But when I entered the rooms with the Middle Eastern art, I felt at home here. Tiles from Syria and Iran 1600-1700, Tabriz carpets, early 1500’s, Persian ceramics - reminded me of Tatar patterns familiar from childhood and seen in Kazan, here I felt an immediate and complete connection.