"The chronological circuit of around 400 works will begin with early treasures such as Hans Eworth's 1565 Portrait of an Unknown Lady, showing works through the centuries to the present day including, said Curtis, both the unexpected and those that "people want and expect to see".Disclaimer: Penelope managed me at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds in the mid-90s (but I'd be impressed nonetheless). What I'd really like to see is a BBC Four series with Andrew Grahan-Dixon about Art in Britain to coincide with the relaunch.
"Artists on display will include Constable, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Millais, Stubbs, Bacon, Hockney, Lowry and Spencer. There will also be dedicated galleries for William Blake and Henry Moore."
Art Tate Britain is to rehang its collection back in the right order, thanks to new director Penelope Curtis.
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012