Saturday, April 19, 2014

UK Trip Day 5: Tate Britain

Still jetlagged, I woke up very early to do a sketch from our townhouse hotel room on a crescent-like street, and then headed off towards Tate Britain.

Tate Britain is a little out of the way and relatively isolated from other tourist attractions. Perhaps because of this it is much less busy than the other major art galleries like the National Gallery and Tate Modern, which can both be frenetic. Despite the calibre and amount of work that is on display, Tate Britain still provides a much more intimate, leisurely experience.

On this day, I came to see one painting in particular by John Singer Sargent, whose qualities of light have impressed me ever since seeing it in a book in high school.

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