Sunday, 11 January 2009

Van Dyck and Britain

Sir Anthony van Dyck - Self-portrait (1640)At last, the prospect of a decent exhibition at Tate Britain! Van Dyck and Britain, from 18 February to 17 May 2009, explores the impact of Sir Anthony van Dyck's art on 17th Century Britain and the court of King Charles I. With loans from The Royal Collection and The National Trust, this "visually sumptuous exhibition" also looks at the influence of Van Dyck's work on subsequent artists, including Sir Joshua Reynolds and John Singer Sargent. Admission prices: £12.20 full price, £11.30 over 60s, £10.30 concessions, family £30.50! Oh come off it, Tate. Don't you know we're in a recession? At least give silver surfers a break.


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