Letter: Ingres' camera?

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Sir: I read with perplexity Richard Gott's assertion that "painting is dead" (Books, 26 June) and that the future is for sculpture "to be seen in the round, get in the way, and make a three dimensional intervention in space".

Where is one expected to put it? In homes, most of the space is occupied by furniture and if there is a bit of vacant floor-space in the middle one doesn't want it filled up with a piece of sculpture that is awkward to get around. Sculpture is for public places, not homes. But homes, however small, have walls, which, being blank spaces, invite the hanging of paintings.

JEAN OVERTON FULK

Wymington, Bedfordshire

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