This is Britain: The Home of British Art

What are your favourite two works by British artists in the Tate collection? Vivienne Westwood and Lauren Laverne know theirs. So does Jon Snow. 

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To help shine a light on what’s in the BP British Art Displays at Tate Britain, we have made a series of short films featuring some of our supporters who reveal their favourite two works currently on show. Presenter Lauren Laverne talks about childhood reminiscences in front of Millais’s Ophelia; fashion designer  Vivienne Westwood describes her love of London through the eyes of Frank Auerbach, while comedian Adam Buxton (of Adam and Joe fame) takes a sideways look at 18th-century portraiture. Their opinions, as well as those by musician Ghostpoet, iconic news reader  Jon Snow and art historian Gus Casely-Hayford, are both insightful and inspiring, personal and passionate, and in some cases, very funny. We’ll be releasing new mini-films every Friday over the coming months on the Context and Comment section of the new website, so please take a look at them as they are released.