Friday, 11 January 2013

Tate Modern

I have just returned from an impromptu post-work trip to the Tate Modern, I was walking across the Millennium Bridge and thought I'd go in. I've been meaning to for ages, and I'm so glad I did bother, it was stunning.

I have to admit I'm no art critic, I did GCSE art and scraped a B (all my coursework was a D grade...) and some of the pieces went over my head. There were ones that just seemed to be a stack of bricks, a mirror on the wall and one was plastic doll heads wrapped in duct tape... On the other hand, seeing the works of Monet, Picasso and Matisse was so amazing. Picasso blows my mind, my favourite was his Nude, Green Leaves and Bust (3rd one below) which was the most expensive painting to ever be sold at auction for £66m!

I thoroughly enjoyed myself, being by myself meant I could take my time but also bypass the things I wasn't so into. There is a lot to be said for alone trips, a little bit of selfishness is a great thing! I also bought myself a postcard of a Lichtenstein work and a pen (I have to buy a pen or pencil wherever I go). 

I'm hoping to try out the restaurant there with Lee for date night. I've also got my eye on the Lichtenstein exhibition coming up in February. 




14 comments:

  1. I love the Tate Modern! You're so lucky being able to pop by after work.. I need to be living in London already! I agree it's good going on your own then you can just see the bits you want to!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. Hahah get down here and be cultured to the max! xxx

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  2. I'm not a fan of this place, I think I'm stuck in the dark ages with my love of the V&A haha. Glad you liked it though, if I lived in london I'd mooch around galleries on my own too x

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    1. I flipping love the V&A! I need to go back there soon xxx

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    2. Let me know what day you're going and what time you'll be there and I'll make sure I'm about, wearing a creepy parka and breathing heavily. If someone spills a drink on you next time you're in the v&a, it's me, giving you a sign that I'm about

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      not really Reg, I wouldn't do that to you x

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  3. I've got to admit I have never set foot in the Tate Modern, I will probably be shot down in flames for this, but I just don't get it, it is everything that I don't 'get' in art. 2 lines down a red screen doesn't do it for me. I'm a fan of the old Masters so you will find me bumbling around The Tate.

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    1. I do totally understand, I didn't get many of them but it was so nice just to bumble in such an impressive space. There are some really nice pieces of abstract art and like I say some of the old guys are in there too! xxx

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  4. Lve artwork and history, haven't been to the Tate since I was a kid, looks amazing :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I'm not a big Tate modern fan, I'm too much of an Impressionist girl.. but still it's free so it's always nice to walk around every now and then and wonder at what some people call art! xx

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  6. I've never been to the Tate, would love to though! x

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  7. Impromptu trips are the best! Like Rachel ^, I'm not particularly an impressionist sort of gal, it's lovely but just not my taste!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  8. How cool that you can just pop into Tate! I've never been to an art gallery. Really must correct that xx

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  9. Impromptu trips like that are great! Patrick and I go on a lot of museum and gallery dates. So much fun, even better if there are nice restaurants and views :)

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  10. I've always wanted to go to art galleries and look at paintings in order to try and get some perspective of what i say. Unfortunately i haven't done much of that but i am hoping to this year. I especially love the 1st and 3rd paintings you've posted. Thanks for your comment on my guest post on Vanisha's blog

    xo Stephanie

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