Chromomania

Boy 2 and I popped up to Tate Britain yesterday to look at the incredible Late Turner exhibition. The paintings and sketches were as ever extraordinary, and in one room my eye was caught by a description which talked about criticism of Turner’s apparent ‘chromomania’. As I stood surrounded by glorious paintings I almost laughed – what was a narrow minded criticism then seems like a huge compliment now. If you are in London, go see, and rejoice in the exquisite use of colour. And if you do go, pop along to see the earlier Turners and enjoy Olafur Eliasson’s fascinating colour studies – very interesting. I will of course be using ‘chromomania’ as my new beading watchword………

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