March 10th, 2011

visiting the tates

A few more photos from my sister's visit. Here she is at the Tate Britain, lit up like a chandelier. Mary's such a magpie, she loves little crystals and shiny things.

I doodled a few of the paintings, and they don't look anything like the original portraits.

We're always fascinated by The Cholmondeley Ladies, painted around 1600. The two ladies aren't twins, but are said to have been born and married on the same days. It's such an old painting but it looks so incredibly strange and modern.

The wall labels at the Tate Modern says that three big canvases by Cy Twombly are paintings of Bacchus, the god of wine; and it's true, a person can get very drunk on the colour red in that room.