Went to see the Stanley Spencer greatest work, the first world war murals near Newbury. The Sandham Memorial chapel at Burghclere was built specially for Spencer to paint. It matches exactly the size of the Giotto chapel in Padova and he also used the same fresco technique. The murals were inspired by Spencer's first world war experience as a medical soldier and show the aftermath as soldiers help each other recover. There are strong Renaissance themes, the main mural being a Resurrection, but in fact it's a weird blend of Englishness and Christianity - the main piece is The Resurrection of the Soldiers and shows the men emerging from their tomb carrying crosses, almost saying hello to Christ as they pass by. I've wanted to see it for years and it was wonderful.