Pearls of Pattern
Monday, 8. July 2013

The Tate's permanent collection of British art has been wonderfully rehung in chronological order. It's a bit like a lesson in art history (relying on chronology rather than theory), so you can enjoy using your eyes rather than your head. Walking through, it was this early Elizabethan painting that stopped me in my tracks and glued me to the spot for quite some time. I found the artist’s painted rendering of this fine lace utterly exquisite and very moving. Cornelius Johnson's Portrait of an Unknown Lady, 1629, was definitely one of my favourites from the day. 

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Pearls of Pattern