Pure Romance

3 Sep

Romantics, Tate Britain, 9 August 2010  –  31 December 2012 (free)

Beautifully put together, the works pop against blue walls, with snippets of information to enrich your experience. Paintings are thoughtfully selected, with an emphasis on Turner. The Neo-Romantics and some photography get a shout out too.

I enjoyed looking at the works, not as a movement (which is hard for an art historian), but as a collection of contemporaries. Imagine them knowing each other and rebelling against Classical imagery. Also, I never tire of seeing Turner’s later work, especially Norham Castle, Sunrise (c. 1845), now that’s pure romance.



2 Responses to “Pure Romance”

  1. Amelia Marriette September 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    I would like to do a show about The Art of Controversy. Would you like to come on as a guest? Turner; Manet; Hirst?
    I can add some controversial music: Stravinsky; Wagner (in Israel)

  2. everywhereyoulook September 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    Hi, that sounds right up my street! I’ll have to reread my dissertation. How about Emin as well?

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