Friday, September 2, 2016

Tate Britain

As a Turner fan, I have been to the Tate Britain several times (just search "Turner" for previous posts). We saw all the Turners, again, and also breezed through the historical collection and a couple of the special collections, and, of course, the superb gift shoppe. But it was the Rex Whistler Restaurant and its 360 degrees of Whistler murals that got my attention this time.
Cute Reynolds

The Victorians were big on moralistic art...
this from a series entitled Woman's Mission:
Companion of Manhood
, George Elgar Hicks

My personal favorite, Comfort of Old Age

P honing her interpretive skills

Don't remember what Hockney was doing at the Tate, but I
admire his early dabbling in acrylics and later use of a Mac

Under the big top at the Tate

Now in the Rex Whistler Restaurant at the Tate; students of
this blog will record our last Whistler encounter, at Plas Newydd

This is a similar but much larger version...

A few views

An attempt at a 360...

Whistler's bill for materials

Must eat there next time...

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