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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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sydenham arts festival

This Friday is the first day of the two week long Sydenham Arts Festival. It’s a festival with more than 90 events – music, visual arts, theatre, dance, film and much more – in our local neighbourhood, Sydenham and Forest Hill in south London. For the past couple of months I’ve been helping out with the marketing, which has been lots of fun.

If you’re in London between 29 June – 14 July, check out the website: sydenhamartsfestival.co.uk for full programme and more information about the events. There’s something for everyone!

I love this area we live in, there’s so many things going on and interesting people who live here. The Sydenham Arts Festival is a community based initiative that was launched in 2009. It grew out of the large community of artists, musicians, actors, writers, singers and poets who live in the Sydenham and Forest Hill area. The aims of the festival are to celebrate the diversity and quality of artistic achievement in the area and beyond, and to bring the community together.

I’m going to buy tickets to La Boheme, which is on 10 July. And then I don’t want to miss Dick Gaughan’s Agit Folk (5 July), the street celebrations on 6 July. I’m helping out on the Sydenham Unsigned music event at the Hob on the 3 July and at the Colors of India event on 11 July which I think will be amazing. Oh and there’s also Irish music night, Balalaika, 21st century folk night, Arts trail where you get to visit artists’ studios or home, BAFTA short films screening, and much much more. Let me know if you’re coming!

 

Colors of India main pic Le Boheme

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Sydanham Unsigned BAFTA short films 3

 

 

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weekend

this weekend has consisted of unexpected artsy launch party in Dulwich, dinner with friends and open art studios on Havelock Walk in Forest Hill. 

We didn’t know the launch party was going to be a big house with painted street art, lots of people, free cocktails and amazing garden with lots of art. Good surprise. 

art launch party Dulwich

 

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Dinner Saturday night at our place

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Havelock Walk open art studios

 

Havelock walk havelock walk

 

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good weekend

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close ups from the met

Something from the Met’s incredible collection…

Monet close up

 

 

Reigl close up

 

van Gogh close up

 

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