The afternoon writing skills class has produced two more fantastic diary entries reflecting the secret thoughts of figures in a painting.

Michele and Manuela wrote an entry for the female figure in William Holman Hunt’s Claudio and Isabella.


Dear Diary,

Another day is done. Today I visited a prisoner, Nicola, in jail where he was because of his crime. I spoke with him, trying to convert him to God before his death. I consider him a good man. He was very sad and regretted his crime. He realised that killing the city mayor in order to protest against the government wasn’t a good idea. After a long discussion, I persuaded him to convert himself to God.

Juan and Jayang wrote the thoughts of the figure in Georges Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres.


Dear Diary,

I spent all day on the river then thought about my problems related to my future and my relationship with my girlfriend.

Before coming to Spain, I was so depressed but my sunny holiday helped to relieve my burden. I realised that I had made a lot of mistakes in my relationship. I think that I should spend more time with my girlfriend instead of being obsessed with science and my job.

Now, I’m going to go to Oxford and propose to my girlfriend to ask her to marry me. I hope she will accept it, because I love her.