I can't seem to keep away from Tate Britain of late. Tate Modern has been hogging all the limelight with its impressive new Herzog and de Meuron designed Swith House extension which opens this weekend, but I've been making weekly visits to Tate Britain since March and seem to discover or notice something new on each visit. I think the gallery is looking the best it has for a long time, and I love the beauty of the little details each visit reveals.
The dome at the entrance, by Victorian architect Sidney R.J. Smith is a beautiful piece of architectural design, as are the modern additions by Caruso St John.
The second was this piece No Title (2002), by Richard Wright (above), which is particularly beautiful. It's so unobtrusive, and so unconscientiously 'quiet' compared to other pieces that command attention in this room, that you would walk past it and miss it if you weren't aware. It sits quietly above the viewers sightline and doesn't draw attention to itself, it just sits in its own space and power. Something about it commanded my attention and I return to it on each visit. Its a fragile, delicate lace-like design comprising just two colours in gouache but it is also very strong. I love it.
Drawing for Free Thinking - David Tremlett's colourful installation on the Manton staircase is an immersive installation. I also like the small vase of beautiful blooms that I've noticed which appear intermittently at the top of this staircase.