28 November 2018 20:18
During this time in London, I have seen many exhibitions, and recently I saw the Tate Modern. I went there last Thursday, It’s located on the South Bank of the Thames, connecting the Millennium Bridge, but it’s hard to find this location when I first go, because the entrances are underground. The exterior of Tate Modern is covered with brown brick walls and in the middle is a tall chimney. It’s very grand and magnificent. The first floor displays abstract art, both in plane and in three-dimensions. I like this exhibition very much, I think abstraction is a way to show the plane and I plan to use the abstract approach to the final results of my second project. I stayed in front of a work with white cotton on a frame White Painting (Michael Buthe, 1969), which had no regular layout, but there is a relationship between the grid of the stretcher and the looser. The author tied the white cotton to a wooden frame and hung it. The white cotton is stitched and folded again. It looks like torn white cotton, but the author’s conception is ingenious and delicate. Black Virtue (Matte,1943), this work is divided into three parts. This abstract painting makes me feel like broken glass. It has the elements of space sense and mechanical science fiction. Matte’s abstract paintings are based on pornography and violence. He captures the darkness inside to arouse violence. On the third floor, I saw a familiar painting, Bust of a Woman (Picasso, 1994), which I had seen on the Internet before. I like the style very much and I’m glad to see this work here. This semi-abstract style allows the woman’s face and body to be linearly divided into blocks. She is sitting on a chair with a red and purple background presented vertically and horizontally. Wearing green clothes and hats echoes, as well as yellow hair and hat eaves echo. Finally, in a black exhibition, I can see a series of images about cell and cosmic forms, it’s all black. It shows all kinds of texture, such as bacterial observation under a microscope. The shape is very beautiful. I took photographs of every pattern. There is also a vedio in the dark room, which shows scratches, perforations and burns in the form of slides, thus forming such a series of abstract patterns. Also, the ground and wall have enlarged image effect, very gorgeous.
To sum up, Tate Modern is very large, and I may not be able to finish the whole day in it, next time I come to see it again. These exhibitions have helped me a lot, not only to see the works of different painting techniques and styles, but also to see the planar and three-dimensional different expressive skills, and lots of abstract arts.