|Posted by cmgaylard on August 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM|
We took in the BP at the National Portrait - which was inspiring but small, then wondered into the National. A staff member was singing out 'Last day!' so we went into what initially looked like an over-exuberant collection of chocolate box covers. On looking closer there were fascinating conventions, subtle skills, quirks, miniaturism and a sense of movement that made the work of some artists highly distinctive. Rachel Ruysch for instance.