This is a personal website of

Peter Brooke

Peter Brooke is an Orthodox Christian, 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
New item (April 2018): Painting and Man become Painter, Gleizes's last book length text, 1948, the summary of a lifelong research into form and colour. 

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 2018): Sister Joanna (Reitlinger) and Maurice Denis - an Orthodox-Catholic encounter

Politics and Theology

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

New item (July 2018): Solzhenitsyn's Two Centuries Together - A Polish Prologue  


Poems by myself and others and reflections on poetry
New item (August 1918) - Reflections on the poetry of Gary Numan