Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tate Britain

I took a trip to the galleries at the Tate Britain today, and particularly enjoyed these Pre-Raphaelite Paintings. It is so fulfilling to learn about these in class, ad to actually go and SEE them-- in real life!! There is also something about this period in art that is so entrancing. I also got to see some nice paintings from the Romantic era, including William Blake. He is also one of my favorite poets. Later, I explored the old old old texts and manuscripts at the exhibitions in the British Libraries. I'm talkin the original copies and drafts of all the great legends of  science, music, religion, and literature. Pretty phasing. After dinner at the centre, Anna and I waited in line for an hour to get tickets for the play, "Brief Encounter." We barely got in at the last minute, and it was terrific! Biting! Heart-wrenching! And it had a few good laughs! Thoroughly enjoyed this day, folks.

Leighton, Flaming June
Rossetti, The Annunciation
Sargent, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose


Myke said...

Um, London sounds seriously legit. Seriously.

Tricia said...

Holli, I hope you make this blog into one of those journal/books you can order online.

Jane said...

Um, Holli. Have I told you that I absolutely ADORE your blog? It is the bees knees. You will cherish this record of your trip forever. It makes me long for an adventure. I went to the Tate Modern while I was there. It was a refreshing break from the classics. But all is amazing.