Fascinating! Inspiring! Amazing! Wonderful!
These are just a handful of the encouraging words that visitors from across the globe to Watercolour at Tate Britain wrote on our blog to express how much they enjoyed the exhibition.
Thank you all for the wide-ranging comments which have been informative, insightful and revealing. For Barry Evans it was: “a ‘must see’ for anyone with even the slightest interest in painting”, while Linnie said that she felt: “really enlightened and educated afterwards”. Many of you wrote to say how much you like the diversity of works on show.
I particularly liked Mike Flaherty’s comments who wrote: “I spent a whole morning with a smile on my face just drinking in the vast breadth of the paintings on show”.
And many of you were also interested in how the medium has changed so much over the centuries, which was an important aspect of the exhibition. Good responses from the critics include Andrew Graham-Dixon writing in The Sunday Telegraph who said the show ‘breathes new life into a medium’, while Laura Cumming in The Observer described the range of works as ‘tremendous’. Many bloggers also had good words to say: Blog de Tendances wrote: “Undoubtedly one of the best of the year, if you are in London, I urge you to visit it before it ends in August”
We do too!
Alison Smith is lead curator of ‘Watercolour’ and Curator (Head of British Art to 1900), Tate Britain. Watercolouris at Tate Britain until 21 August.