Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Landscapes of the Mind

The Tate's Landscapes of the Mind exhibition opened this evening at MUNAL (National Museum of Art). It covers 300 years of British landscape painting, everyone from Constable and Turner to Whistler and Long. Two years in the making but finally it's here, and it's been worth the wait. A really great survey from 1690-2007, curated by Richard Humphreys, beautifully installed and sequenced.
It was quite a scrum. Hundreds and hundreds of people pouring into the lobby trying to get in, a real 'event'.
There are lots of great works but probably the highlight is David Hockney's monumental Bigger Trees Near Warter (2007) - 4.6m x 12m, which takes up the whole of a gallery. 

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