Monday, September 05, 2005

The Fighting Temeraire - The Greatest Painting in Britain?

'The Fighting Temeraire', JMW Turner
‘The Fighting Temeraire’ by JMW Turner has been voted ‘The Greatest Painting in Britain’ following a poll by BBC Today programme and the National Gallery.

The National Gallery has an online indepth study of the painting as part of its Battle of Trafalgar coverage – Heroine of Trafalgar.

Carousel and the Tate

Carousel is the latest innovation resulting from the partnership between the Tate and BT. It provides a new way for the general visitor to search online collections. Visitors are presented with a visual interface showing nine random artworks, with one of the artworks changing every couple of seconds.

If you select an image, the images generated by Carousel will follow similar themes, hopefully providing the visitor with an easy way to find new works that will interest them.

This is a genuinely novel approach that would appear to have lots of potential when fully developed.