Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Tate Britain: Mind-Boggling Collection

Posted on December 2, 2010 | Art MuseumsNo Comment

Tate Britain has a mind-boggling collection of masterpieces, including works by Canaletto, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Titian. JMW Turner’s paintings lie at the core of Tate Britain.

Turner was a romantic painter of Britain. The exhibition at Tate, Britain throws more light on his lesser-known aspects. Turner had an obsession to prove his worth as a painter. He wanted to prove that he was as talented as the ancient masters, who served as his mentors and inspiration.

Turner belonged to a working-class family. He persisted in his efforts to be a mighty artist. He is believed to have proclaimed that he was the ‘great lion’ of the day. He directly competed with past and present day artists. He considered his contemporaries to be worthy rivals. As part of his final wish, he requested that two of his masterpieces should hang along side Claude Lorrain’s works in the National Gallery. This act can be seen as an act of self-promotion. Needless to say, the exhibition is home to splendid paintings.

Turner enjoyed a friendly rivalry with John Constable. In the year 1832, Turner outclassed Constable at the Royal Academy exhibition. Turner added a splash of red at the last moment to one of his paintings. Constable was not too impressed.

The exhibition at Tate Britain is the first exhibition of its kind, exploring the entire range of challenges faced by Turner. His intense rivalry with his fellow contemporaries is highlighted. Most of the artworks housed in Tate Britain have been reunited after a separation of hundreds of years. They are seen at Tate Britain together for the first time. View the paintings, and decide for yourself where Turner triumphs and where he lays vanquished.

Tate Britain is Britain’s national gallery. It is situated in London. There are, in all, four Tate galleries. Each gallery displays unique selections from the collection at Tate. The remaining three Tate galleries are Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St Ives. The complete collection can be viewed online.

Tate Britain plays a pivotal role when it comes to comprehending and enjoying artworks of Britain. It has promoted British art at the international level. Tate Britain is home to the most splendid collection of artworks of Britain. The collection dates back to the Tudor dynasty of the 16th century.

Besides British art, Tate Britain is home to modern, international art. Many artworks date back to the Elizabethan era. There are some masterpieces of William Hogarth, who is considered to be father of British painting.

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