Inspiring places: Tate Modern

Tate Modern is one of my favourite contemporary art galleries in London. The Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron had transformed the former Bankside Power Station into a magnificent international modern art gallery visited by 5.3 million people last year (Source: bbc.co.uk).

Tate modern

I love the fact you can go there for a day and explore free exhibitions, and the famous Turbine Hall’s installations. The most memorable for me was Olafur Eliasson: The Weather Project (2003).

I’m a huge street art fan, so the Street Art Exhibition in 2008 made a great impression on me as well.

Tate modern street art

Last Friday we went with S to see ‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’, which we enjoyed.

Lichtenstein Tate modern
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, well-known for his original take on the pop art inspired by comic strips, advertising and mass culture.

My favourite paintings come under War and romance theme focusing on melodramatic stories and clichés popularised by film and TV of that era.

lichtenstein collage
Source: World Gallery

Have you been to Tate Modern? Are you a fan of contemporary art?

Enjoy your week!

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2 thoughts on “Inspiring places: Tate Modern

  1. I would recommend going during the week as it’s less busy. Try to find some time, it’s worth it. I love going there during spring and summer as you can walk along the river. I love the Southbank! Hope your week is going well Doris.x

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