Tate Modern Exhibits Review

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.

Visit to Chinatown (Postcode Project)

08th November 2018 22:19

I’m Iggy, come from China. I stayed in London for about two months and ate almost all the Western food in London. I feel my taste buds are very satisfied. However, I began to miss home cooking and I heard the name of Chinatown so I would like to see it. When I first arrived in Chinatown, the whole street was filled with lanterns, which were very bright. The red lanterns had a lively and festive atmosphere. Walking happily in the street, I saw from afar a tall archway with Chinese characteristics, carved with dragon patterns.

‘Gulu~’, I heard the sound of my stomach, took a deep breath, and smelled the fragrance of the food. Iquickened my pace to find delicious food all the way. There were all kinds of authentic Chinese dishes on both sides of the road, among which Hong Kong style restaurants were more. I came and saw a shop selling Baozi and roast string, which was very appetites to me. After entering the shop, I looked at the decoration style of the storefront, a little old Beijing flavor, simple and elegant. Inside the shop, there is a wooden flower-dressing barrier with ancient rhyme of ancient villages. On the barrier, there are bottles, cans of Chinese cereals and seasoning materials. Also there is a couplet on the wall and a lot of brands on the other side, if you need any dishes, you can turn over the corresponding brand, which has a unique flavor. I did not hesitate to order a classic meat baozi. In China, steamed baozi is an ancient traditional snake, which contains different fillings. And I usually eat breakfast with a bowl of soya bean milk and two baozi. The kebabs are mostly placed on the mobile stalls, so they can smell fragrant from far away, and I am greedy every time I smell it. There is also a wonton, wonton and steamed baozi have the same effect, which can be filled with different stuffing. This bowl of wonton is red, because I add chili and I like spicy food very much. As for other kinds of food, I’ll taste themlater. Finally make a comment. The steamed baozi is soft outside and filled with enough stuffing, it can produce gravy with one bite, it’s delicious. The roast string is very tasty. The wonton is a bit sweet but a little spicy for me. As a Chinese, I can eat so much authentic cuisine I like, and my mouth is very satisfied. Chinatown is a very charming place.

Further research of the Medicine Now

07th November 2018 21:35

I did some further second research on the contents of the Medicine Now exhibition. In the last release of blog, you can see the series of bones X-rays. As I’ve mentioned, X-ray as a common medical diagnostic method, it has been widely used in clinical practice, especially in the case of bone fracture. So I found a book which is called X-RAY ART, Nick Veasey’s works. The following is an excerpt from this book. And the most influential part of him is to make dramatic human body in the form of X-ray in certain scenes:

Compare the size of the people serving the plane to the plane itself, or lose yourself inspecting the people on th bus. The complexity of the human from when you can see through it has added organic qualities. When placed in some kind of context, there is something uncomfortable in thr relation of the body to man made surroundings. The “people” in my x-ray situations are all saying “hey, look at me!” but in fact, we are looking right through them.

The Human Body — editor-in-chief Dr Tony Smith, first published in Great Britain in 1995, Jonathan Reed is the publisher. This book is about the structure and function of human organs and microcells. Combined with the human body I observed in the museum, I can get a better understanding of human body structure. And here are some knowledge estreated about digestive system for your reference:

THE TASK OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM is the physical and chemical breakdown of food. All the energy the body needs and the raw materials for growth and repair of body structures come from ingested food and drink. After ingestion, food and fluids are processed by the digestive organs into small nutrient molecules that can be absorbed from the intestines, and circulated around the body. Food that cannot be digested becomes waste material or faeces, which is eliminated from the body by defaecation. Digestion is coordinated by the hypothalamus, hormones, and nerves.

There is another book written in nineteenth Century surgery —Crucial Interventions. The first published in the UK in 2015 by Thames&Hudson Ltd, and cooperation with Wellcome Collection, design by Daniel Streat at Barnbrook. This book has a large number of human anatomy, and with the introduction of anesthesia and preservation technology, surgical technology has made great progress. At that time, medical care was not so developed, and doctors were higher than surgeons in any sense. They were looking for a way not to make patients too painful. I have an impression of such a cruel content:

In this illustration we see a medieval dissection: a physician, seated in a chair like a bishop’s throne and clad in a sumptuous velvet robe and cap, reads from a text by Aristotle or Galen. Below him a surgeon, the sleeves of his doublet rolled up and a long, cruel knife in his hands, cuts open the corpse of an executed criminal.