Return To The Tate

Today we returned to The Tate Britain to view the 20th century rooms. It’s an interesting collection considering The Tate Modern is supposed to house modern works. When does modern begin? When does it end? As the Tate Modern collection ages will it be transferred to Tate Britain to make room for new modern works? It will become quite confusing in years to come. And, even now there is a wing dedicated to the 20th century at Tate Britain. Here are a few highlights. To easily trim my pics I decided to focus on depictions of the human figure through the century. If you click on the first image in each set a slideshow will begin.

Henry Moore

A quick tour through 20th century depictions of the human form…and a few other things.

And finally a special Barbara Hepworth exhibit is on at this time, but we didn’t pay to enter it. Here’s a sample of her exquisite work from the 20th century exhibit.

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Tomorrow we are off to Paris and our friend JP.

Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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2 Responses to Return To The Tate

  1. Brenda says:

    Just deleted my long comment! So glad you are enjoying London all over again. The V&A takes days to explore, as does the British Museum. More for you next time (Southwark Cathedral next time you are at Borough Market). I’ll be there again in October and I’ll take your cue and spend time in the Tate Modern, which I always resist.
    Thank you for all your posts. They keep me in touch in a new way.
    Onwards!

    • Paul says:

      Good to hear from you Brenda. Wish we could cross paths in London sometime. I don’t think the Delaunay exhibit will still be on at the Tate Modern in October. By then there will be a Pop Art exhibition. Southwark Cathedral was closed when we were there. It has very limited visiting times. We have enjoyed London, but I will be glad to be out of the air pollution.
      Paul

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