Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Van Dyck at Tate

Sir Anthony van Dyck - Katherine, Lady Stanhope (c.1635-36)Sir Anthony van Dyck is in the news again. This is the third van Dyck painting I've posted in the last week: Katherine, Lady Stanhope (c.1635-36). It's one of 130 works by Van Dyck and British artists influenced by him, from the 17th to 20th centuries, in an exhibition which opened today at Tate Britain: Van Dyck And Britain. It's insanely overpriced at £12.20 full whack, £11.30 over 60s (92%) and £10.30 concessions! There's obviously some sort of class system going on at the Tate: silver surfers on a state pension are priced out. At 92%, this is the worst OAP concession I've ever seen. Government, act now!


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