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Friday, August 03, 2012

Europe CNY 2012 - Day 2, Part 5 - Tate Britain

Europe CNY 2012
Day 2 - 20th January - Tate Britain
(Part 5)

When they hear of the Tate, most people think of the Tate Modern. I had no interest in that, so I went to Tate Britain, the most comprehensive collection of British Art in the world.

The Rough Guide said it was South of Parliament. They should've said it was at the Pimlico tube stop, as that'd have been nearer. Grr.

I was surprised to find that the Tate Britain had modern stuff as well. I thought that's what the Tate Modern was for.

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The Lady of Shalott
One of the annoying thing about museum photography is the reflections, which necessitates these angles

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Past and Present, No 1

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The Golden Stairs

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An Iron Forge

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Woman and her Melons
Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables

Chainsaw Wielding Nun: "i admire the deft painting of light and dark on the cabbage
very contrasty cabbage. seriously."

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The Cholmondeley Ladies
This was quite ugh-y. Quite wooden, and the babies look dead. Strangely this was one of the highlights of the historic collection; no wonder British art is not so famous, and cannot compete with the Holy Trinity of the Low Countries, Italy and France.

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O The Roast Beef of Old England ('The Gates of Calais')
This was cute

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Wonderful typo
I thought "Coming Soon" was part of the exhibition title (hey, you never know!) because I was looking at the dates (hey, an exhibition lasting 1.5 years!)

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The Derby Day

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Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth
She looks ghastly, but then I think that's the point

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Ecstasy

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La Mitrailleuse (The Machine Gun)

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General Grievous
Torso in Metal from 'The Rock Drill'

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La Hollandaise
Dutch women are not that unattractive!

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An Athlete wrestling with a python

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Peter Paul Rubens: A Study for the Glorification of the Duke of Buckingham: Minerva and Mercury Conduct the Duke to the Temple of Virtue

Midway through the Rubens/Post-Restoration gallery, I noticed there was a no photos sign, but it was not clearly marked and the staff also didn't care.

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Landscape with St George

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The Surrender of Barcelona
I've never been to Barcelona, but I doubt Gaudi was allowed to go this crazy

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Stalin I
(Is there Stalin II?!)

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Theseus and the Minotaur
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Portrait of Mrs Gill
She had wrinkles, which was rare in portraiture

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Cleombrotus ordered into banishment by Leonidas II, King of Sparta

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The Phoenix or the Resurrection of Freedom
This was a print supporting the American Revolution

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Plucking the Turkey
Another American Revolution era painting, possibly with an opposite meaning. It was a very dark painting.

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Legend for Photos

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Homeless Irishman (it doesn't matter if it's the first or the second one)

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Standing Asleep

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I don't know why I took this

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Consett, Country Durham

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Legend for the above

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The Last Resort 23

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Chiara and Chair

Of all modern art, I hate installation the most as it actively works to annoy me.

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Contemporary Displays: Has the film already started?
Curated by Lizzie Carey-Thomas, Helen Delaney, Leyla Fakhr, Carmen Julia, Katharine Stout, Clarrie Wallis and Andrew Wilson


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