This is a personal website of

Peter Brooke

Peter Brooke is a painter and a writer on various topics. An outline of his life and published writings can be found here.

Peter can be contacted here

This website is a continuation of  A great deal of material under much the same headings can still be found at the earlier site. Some of the earlier material will over time be transferred here or to my new British Values website - or perhaps my even newer Labour values website.

Form and History

Material relating to the twentieth century Cubist painter ALBERT GLEIZES and his school

Art and Religion

More general material relating to the visual arts and to the reasons why they should be taken seriously, which I take to be, in the broadest sense of the word, 'religious'

New item (May 2022) on the moral reputation of the sculptor/engraver Eric Gill  

Politics and Theology

Largely concerned with the theological implications of politics and with the many circumstances in which religious and political beliefs interact.

 New items (JUNE 2022) the latest episode in the series on Economics and the European Union 
and (May 2022) First two parts of a new set of articles in the Solzhenitsyn series on the development of a Ukrainian sense of national identity as well as a separate article on the Church history of Ukraine

Poetry (etc)

Poems by myself and others and reflections on poetry
Latest items - A review of John Higgs: William Blake vs the world (January 2022) and Nico and the Essence of Poetry (February 2022)

and (June 2022) Poems from Belfast by Joe Keenan and Poems of the Second World War by John Ottewell