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Tate Britain "Painting with Light"

 

Tate Britain "Painting with Light"

The Alpine Club Photo Library would like to bring to your attention an exhibition just opened at Tate Britain entitled "Painting with Light"

This is an exhibition showing the relationship between early photography and British art. The club has loaned one image from the photo collection, entitled "Rosenlaui Glacier" by Friedrich von Martens, taken c1858.

The exhibition opened on 11th May and runs till 25th September 2016. The link to the relevant website for further details is

 http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/painting-light