Tate Britain – Turner etc

Went with my youngest to see the Hepworth at Tate Britain and was impressed yet again. We also took a wander around the rest of the gallery, including the Turner and the Henry Moore sections. These are all free and well worth a visit even if you don’t fancy the exhibition that’s showing or just don’t want to pay for your art.

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Hepworth: Oval sculpture II
Hepworth: Oval sculpture II
Hepworth: Pelagos
Hepworth: Pelagos
Hepworth: Doves
Hepworth: Doves

The first part of the Mackie commission is still impressive to walk within.   IMG_0596

But the Henry Moore rooms were wonderful – there is something magical about such very large sculptures that turn us all back into small children.

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Sculpture is so very interactive. You have to move around it, look through all of the holes and, with th every best pieces, long to touch.

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From the largest Henry Moore to the smallest sculpture imaginable, it was all wonderful and gave my girl lots of ideas for the latest art project.

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IMG_0602 IMG_0603  We even found some Barbara Hepworth left out of the main exhibition for some reason.IMG_0605As well as works by her partner.

IMG_0611The Turner legacy led to the founding of the museum and is obviously a world class collection. It’s always interesting to see the development of an artist as they move through life.

IMG_0609 IMG_0606 IMG_0607I’m not at all convinced by the last exhibition’s suggestion that he remained figurative with not a hint of abstract. IMG_0608 And on a leisurely afternoon, the building itself is just a pleasure to mooch about with a couple of good cafes as well.

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All about me!