Tricks of the light at BAC

Image Courtesy of English Heritage, Kenwood House, London

Sometimes a single picture can make all your prejudices fall in a heap. If you occasionally succumb to the idea, for instance, that English painting has little to offer before the ascendancy of Constable and Turner, or that the 18th century – give or take a few Frenchies like Watteau and Chardin – was a frivolous and formulaic period, put such thoughts on hold as you take a trip here to see “Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool,” a superb exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art.

Tricks of the light at Yale Sebastian Smee Boston Globe 6/19/08

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