The Tate Modern, London
Last month members of the Studio of the South team had the opportunity to visit the Tate Modern in London. Crossing the bridge over to the Tate Modern, we saw the words on the building “Enjoy Great Art for Free” and knew we were in the right place. Housed in a former power station building, the Tate Modern is expansive with soaring ceilings and large rooms.
While you could easily make a day of exploring all that the Tate Modern has to offer, we spent most of our time on level 3 in Poetry and Dream as well as Material Gestures and on level 5 in States of Flux.
Observing the works of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollack, Roy Lichtenstein, Alberto Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Auguste Rodin, just to name a few, we were constantly amazed at how these artists redefined art in their time.
Standing in front of Monet’s Water-Lilies after 1916, I was stunned at how the painting, although much more abstract than his earlier works, captured the light and the essence of the water lily pond.
If you plan to be in London, a visit to the Tate Modern with its incredible international collection of contemporary and modern art is an experience you won’t soon forget.