On this trip to London we had a special day going to both
Tate Galleries in London—the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern . . .
And there was an especially nice feature because one can take
a shuttle boat on the Thames from one Tate to the other! Neat.
We started the day at the Tate Britain. I am going to try to
restrain myself from showing you fifty photos this time–so if
you *do* want to look at fifty photos from the Tate Britain, just
type “art from Tate” up on the right in the little search box, and
there you will find photos from last year’s visit.
This time I selected two favorites. My all time, all time favorite
forever will be Bill Woodrow’s Elephant 1984, made from car
doors, maps and a vacuum cleaner. I think he was an absolute
genius to use maps of South America and Africa for the ears. And
from those old schoolroom roll down maps. Love it.
My second selection from the Tate Britain is in a different
mood—and is striking in its own way, don’t you think?
We had lunch at the big cafeteria at the Tate Modern and then went
to explore. I’m choosing only one artist to show you: Louise Bourgeois.
This placard lists some of the works displayed, and oh, my, you think,
How did she ever do SIX works all in one year??
Here are three of them that I like:
Now you see how she could do six in one year. Heck, she could
have done six on a Monday morning!
Just kidding. Once you’ve recovered from their simplicity, you
grasp the poignancy and sadness, the starkness. Interesting woman
that Louise Bourgeois, (1911-2010). I would like to have talked with
her for a while.
We had a great day, and like all of the museums in the UK–admission
is free! Put them on your list of things to do.