Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Photography at Tate Modern (53)


Photography taking centre stage
Back at Tate Modern for part four of the CityLit Intro to Tate Modern (more on that another day) - surprised at how very exited as I went around the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition, photographic exhibitions vary and what this was was engaging.

Tillmans is great


The range was great from Portraiture (including giants of the 20th Century like Richard Hamilton and Oscar Niemeyer) to landscape, pictures that were photographic collages  and some that mirrored the abstract art that can be seen elsewhere in the gallery.




Another of the things I loved seeing was really big photographs you felt you could walk into, here was work that competed with the large canvases, work about the human condition, looking at issues like pollution but also great images shoeing the cosmos.
Rather Black & White


Quite different from The Radical Eye  the collection of Elton John's that is also showing - this is (by its nature) about a collection and a collection of historic black and white photographs, some superb (like the Man Rays) but my criticism of it would be that  it tells us a lot more about Elton than the wider world.
Breaking my own rules today £67 50









Doors

This road seems to be connected to family from a Surrey Village (Lindfield) - the door looks like perhaps it has seen a bit of life.

Lindfield means 
















Yes it is 53 at the top of the door

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