A similar duality is present in the work and mind of visionary painter Cecil Collins currently under scrutiny at the Tate. The idyllic, Palmer- esque pastorals and Blakeian angles of his paintings and water colours belie the reality of the tortured soul revealed in the accompanying documents. Here are Collins's dictums for great art. It is hardly surprising that he advises himself to "pray each night", or to "paint pictures and exhibit them". But it is hard to reconcile the originality and vitality of these pictures with many of these troubled scribbles, one of which informs us that we should "beware Fats... get up early", and (highlighted) "read no newspapers".
three to see
Gerhard Richter: Recent works by the artist hailed as Europe's greatest painter. Anthony d'Offay, London
Rites of Passage: Important survey of the current "cutting edge" from 11 international artists. Tate Gallery, London
Paul Klee: Rare, seminal works from the Bauhaus period of the great Swiss surrealist. Berggruen and Zevi, LondonReuse content