Wednesday, 21 May 2014


Yesterday Tate Britain opened Kenneth Clark - Looking for Civilisation, which runs until 10 August (CLICK). The title refers to the landmark television series shown on BBC2 in 1969. I recall watching it, but little more than Greek architecture and statuary stuck in my mind. Sadly Tate Britain couldn't plunder either the architecture or the statues, so the exhibition concentrates on the painters Clark espoused. Shown is John Constable's Sketch for Hadleigh Castle (ca 1828-9). At £10 for adults and £8.60 for silver surfers I wouldn't bother. Better to buy the book. CLICK for more information on Civilisation.


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