Tate Britain – one of my favourites.

I had a lovely time with Maureen – it all seemed to flow so beautifully, including our visit to Tate Britain on Friday.

Tate Britain – situation on Millbank – London. 

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Opened in 1897 the gallery was originally called National Gallery of British Art, and then in 1932 renamed Tate Gallery after its founder Sir Henry Tate. 

When Tate Modern was opened on Southbank in 2000 – the gallery was given the name it is known by today, Tate Britain. 

Maureen’s and my initial purpose was to see the Late Turner – Painting Set Free – Exhibition which focuses on Turner’s work during his sixties and seventies.      A superb exhibition, which I will talk about more in a another blog.

Part of the major renovation of the Gallery which was completed in 2013, is the new spiral staircase beneath the rotunda as you go through the main entrance.

The following images are photographs I took looking down into the staircase.

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More about our Tate Britain visit tomorrow.

Wishing everyone a Magical Hummingbird Monday.

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A Bientôt.

6 thoughts on “Tate Britain – one of my favourites.

  1. deacongill

    I read about this Turner exhibition – how I wish I still lived near enough to London to go and see it! I thought of you last night, Janet – there was a wonderful programme about hummingbirds, with David Attenborough.

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Gil,
      This exhibition is one of the best….and the fact that he painted everything in his 60s and 70s of course resonates:)
      I hope the David Attenborough programme was a repeat of one I saw some time ago…I will check and watch it again on iPlayer.
      I do hope all is well with you and that your book is coming along. Janet.

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  2. snowbird

    I am glad you had a lovely time, I shall look forward to hearing more about Turner, I do love his work. Your jewels at the end there are gorgeous, as always!xxx

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  3. olganm

    Always a pleasure to see a Turner exhibition, I’m sure. I was very curious about the movie but not sure if you’ve seen it. They were advertising it as I left, but not aware of dates. I heard very good things about it. It hasn’t arrived to Spain yet…

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