Tate Britain there is a small place in our heart for its older sister, Tate Britain. The gallery is home to Late At Tate Britain, a late-night series that allows you to drink as you peruse the artwork, but its permanent displays are well worth a visit, too. Before you head into the venue's airy exhibition spaces. So beautiful. Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG; +44 (0) 207 887 8888.
"After Lunch" Patrick Caulfield. Caulfield's paintings explore alternative ways of picturing the world. After Lunch was one of his earliest works to combine different styles of representation. Caulfield deliberately makes the relationship between these varying representational methods uneasy and ambiguous, so that the picture appears more real than the everyday world around it.
Mariana (1851) - John Everett Millais (Kells Bells comment again: I've seen this. It's incredible. The blue of her dress is basically velvet on the canvas and light shimmers off it in just the right way...)
The Tate (London): "Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Tate’s work ranges from conservation and research to learning and media. Tate first opened its doors to the public in 1897. Today it has four major sites and 70,000 artworks. Tate projects range from major gallery developments to innovative research and conservation work."