|Nudes with beach ball (1995)|
It's a great ticket and at times I felt that I was actually inside a comic (the published type rather than the human performing version). It was of course illuminating to observe the 'journey' that Roy made from his early work (like little big painting) to his almost self parodying later canvases.
|View to St Pauls|
Lichtenstein appears in some ways undeveloped but the work he undertook although limited was expertly crafted and multi-layered, as could be seen in his late period nudes and his deconstruction of Chinese Landscapes.
Another benefit of visiting Tate Modern is the members' Bar/Café has great views over the millennium footbridge to St Pauls.
By the way for those in the UK interested in the art of the 20th Century I would recommend a BBC 4 TV show called Great Artists in Their Own Words you can see it on the BBC Iplayer
|Colonialist Rhodes across the Land|
Another Big Idea- Colonialism and Imperialism
From the 16th Century Industrialised European nations sought to control the sources of raw materials used in the manufacture of products, this they did by invasion and subjugation of the non industrialised world or Colonialism/Imperialism.
The colonies they created then became markets for the controlling 'home' country. As well as exploiting the colonised peoples they influenced and subverted the cultures leading to their ultimate
removal as the controlling powers. Some commentators now consider that there is hegemony in place even now, that being an economic one..