a visit to Tate Modern – Transformed Visions

I recently visited Tate Modern and I really like the Transformed Visons part with lots of expressive abstract art, which I love.

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Lee Krasner, Gothic landscape

 

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Jackson Pollock, Yellow islands

 

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L N Souza, Cruzifixion

Inspiration for Basquiat?

 

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Leon Kossoff, Man in a wheelchair

 

The paint in the Kossoff painting is so thick, here are some close ups

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Leon Kossoff, Man in a wheelchair – close up

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Leon Kossoff, Man in a wheelchair – close up

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Leon Kossoff, Man in a wheelchair – close up

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Joan Mitchell, Number 12

 

There is also a whole room with Gerhard Richter’s six Cage paintings

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Gerhard Richter, the six Cage paintings

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Gerhard Richter, the six Cage paintings

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Gerhard Richter, the six Cage paintings

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Gerhard Richter, the six Cage paintings

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Gerhard Richter, the six Cage paintings

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Gerhard Richter, the six Cage paintings

“Richter’s monumental Cage paintings were completed in 2006 and first exhibited at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Like his earlier squeegee abstractions, they are the outcome of several layers of painting and erasure. Their surfaces are animated by lines where the squeegee has paused, by brushstrokes, other scrapings, and areas where the skin of oil paint has dried and rippled.Richter was listening to the music of John Cage while he worked on these paintings and titled them after the composer.” (text source)

 

I’d recommend a trip!

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