Go visit the “Watercolour” exhibition at the TATE Britain curated by Alison Smith.
Our show aims to reveal the extraordinary and varied, if uneven history of watercolour through the centuries. Historically, the practice of watercolour has often been seen as a means to an end – done for practical purposes, such as botanical illustration, topographical depiction or as designs. However, as it evolved, it became a medium in its own right, and watercolours were soon prized for their colours, fluidity and translucent qualities.
An extraordinary watercolour exhibition opens at Tate Britain tomorrow, 16 February. As Assistant Curator of the show, I’m really excited to see such a vast selection of watercolours on display – from early uses of the medium such as an illuminated manuscript from the 13th century, to modern and contemporary works by Patrick Heron, Tracey Emin and
Assistant Curator, Watercolour