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The Tate Britain Art Gallery

Lady of Shalott close up

20 pics.  The Tate Britain contains a wide range of artwork ranging from the classical to modern. It includes the Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse, which was inspired by the poem of Alfred Lord Tennyson (here ⇒) and worth reading.  The Tate Britain’s Website ⇒

I’ve introduced a little enhancement to compensate for the loss of colour/detail over time, but not so much as to lose the sense of age.   More advanced digital restoration of these pictures and a few more from other galleries can be found at In All Their Glory .

The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse

There are several works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ⇒ which I particularly like for there vibrancy and detail which requires a patience born of dedication.

Edward Coley Burne-Jones 1 at the Tate Britain

Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Edward Coley Burne-Jones 2 at the Tate Britain

Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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The Wedding of St George and Princess Sabra by Rossetti at the Tate Britain

The Wedding of St George and Princess Sabra by Rossetti

And, more historical works.

Elizabeth I by Steven van Herwijckat the Tate Britain

Elizabeth I by Steven van Herwijck

There are more paintings of Elizabeth I, together with their subtle meanings, at Hatfield House.

The Tate includes an entire wing dedicated to Turner. Here are just a few.

Turner Self Portrait at the Tate Britain

Turner Self Portrait

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Palestrina - Composition by Turner at the Tate Britain

Palestrina – Composition by Turner

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The Decline of the Carthage by Turner at the Tate Britain

The Decline of the Carthage by Turner

And, a good many items of classical appearance.

Tate Britain Sculpture 2

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Tate Britain Sculpture 4

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George Bernard Shaw Bust at the Tate Britain

George Bernard Shaw

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Tate Britain Modern Art Statue“What do you think of all this modern art then”. “Don’t ask me, I prefer heavy-metal, although I suppose Cranach the Elder wasn’t bad”.

Tate Britain Modern Art Sculpture 1

“Some days one wonders if it’s worth getting out of bed”.

Tate Britain Modern Art Sculpture 2

“Ow, my eye”.

Tate Britain Modern Art Sculpture 3

“Last time I take you down the pub”.

Tate Britain Sculpture 1

Peace.

Tate Britain Galleries

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Tate Britain Staircase

And the dark shape just below is ~.

Tate Britain Sculpture 3

Thank you for coming and a drum roll for our next visit.

8 responses

  1. So, so beautiful!

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    April 1, 2016 at 06:08

    • I’m trying to gather the energy to go to the Tate Modern where I may have to look at an “installation”.

      I try not to make judgements (something for every taste) but the thought is giving me tinnitus of the eyeballs. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      April 1, 2016 at 10:54

  2. Such strength and style in each 🙂

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    April 1, 2016 at 10:09

    • Quite so. They certainly had a lot of passion for there work. 🙂

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      April 1, 2016 at 10:56

  3. I would really like to see what you could do with the works at Tate Modern 😉

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    April 1, 2016 at 23:42

    • Oooh there’s provocation if I ever heard it. I do have this angle grinder. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      April 2, 2016 at 17:58

  4. Wonderful creations!

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    May 7, 2017 at 00:41

    • It is a favourite of mine for the variety and quality of work.

      It is also opposite the the MI5 pyramid building where James Bond lives..

      Thanks for the visit and happy spring. 😀

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      May 7, 2017 at 07:52

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