Monday, 1 November 2010

Gauguin at the Tate Modern

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Today we traveled to London for the first time in ages to see the Gauguin exhibition at the Tate Modern. It was well worth the trip. As usual we learnt a lot about Gauguin and I appreciate his work more as a result. The electonic guide now uses the iPod Touch which is brilliant as you get video and stills to enhance the tour. Gauguin was an accomplished sculptor, ceramicist, woodcutter and writer and there were examples of all these talents in the exhibition. The carved entrance to his house was beautifully made. My favourite painting was a landscape, Haere Mai (Come here). His  practice of picking out the main colours of a subject gives a wonderful glow to the scene. They didn't have a print of this so I bought another landscape print: Tahitian Landscape.
front of Tate Modern
St Paul's and Millennium Bridge
behind the railway bridge by Blackfriars Bridge is BT Tower, which was a 'secret' not shown on ordnance survey maps before 1993!

A new extension to the Tate Modern is being built
next to the Tate extension these new flats 'NEO Bankside' are nearing completion
back of Tate Modern

Autumn in London
Millennium Bridge and St Paul's
Towers of Cannon St Station on left, Bankside Pier on right
Southwark Bridge with London Bridge in the background
St. Paul's from the Millennium Bridge

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