Friday, 1 June 2007

Artists' Self-Portraits from the Uffizi
I've just been to the Dulwich Picture Gallery to see the new exhibition of self portraits from the Uffizi. A few outstanding ones such as Lippi, Thayaht, Annigoni and Volpedo.
It was a small exhibition of only 49 pictures hung in a long narrow gallery. The price I reckon was excessive (£8) for such a limited exhibition. But that is probably just the miser in me!
I would really like to see the Uffizi collection - the largest and most famous collection of artists' self-portraits in the world - over 1600. But they are not open to the general public - you have to make an appointment to see them.