Monthly Archives: March 2009

Van Dyck and Britain at Tate Britain

One of the most interesting paradoxes in British art has been the involvement of so many immigrants. Foreigners, foreigners, everywhere. It really is remarkable. Holbein was German. Van Dyck was Flemish. Lely was Dutch. No other important national school can boast this much aid from abroad. Before the arrival of modern times, I cannot think […]