Monday, 13 May 2013

BP Walk Through

Tomorrow Tate Britain in London opens BP Walk Through British Art, a chronological re-hang of its collection in over 20 revamped galleries which has taken three years to complete (CLICK). Admission is free. The chronological order makes for some strange bedfellows, such as Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's charming A Favourite Custom (1909) with Walter Sickert’s gritty modernist junk La Hollandaise from 1906. They look like the work of different centuries. Around 500 artworks from the 1500s to the present day show the rise and fall of British art, with great masterworks leading to despicable modern tripe.

2 Comments:

At 17/5/13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your opinionated guide to what's what in the world of art. I dont always agree with your anti modernist slant, but it does add flavour.

 
At 17/5/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Thanks for your thanks. I'm a fan of Wallace & Gromit. That's modern art without pretensions.

 

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