Yayoi Kusama - Tate Modern
I am hoping to get to both London Tates (Yayoi Kusama and Picasso) in the next month, plus the Hockney at the RA and the Freud at the NPG (hopefully tomorrow). I intend to tie them in with trips to London for ENO, ROH and some concerts. This week I have Tales of Hoffman and Rosenkavalier.
I did not know about Kusama until recently. I think like Lichtenstein and Richter the massive scale of many of her works is part of the attraction.
That sounds like a fabulous trip Chris. Reminds me that how London is seen all depends on the lens.
Originally Posted by Chris Newman
I like all the ones on your list in different ways although the Lichtenstein mostly on account of its distinctiveness. I was lucky enough to visit the Picasso house in Barcelona some years ago.
I think the story of Yayoi Kusama is fascinating - the fact that she predates Warhol, her health matters and where she has lived for so many years. The scale too as you point out, although you will get Tacita Dean in the Turbine Room, and that Infinity Mirror Room looks incredible. Do come back and describe it for us.
Replacing the Kandinsky woodcut, I now have Chagall in my posts. It is from his stained glass in All Saints Church, Tudeley. It is slightly off the beaten track but if you are ever in Kent, it is well worth a visit. A moving story too.
Isn't the Hockney booked solid ?
Tate on the Picasso
That's OK, Paul, thanks. I have a ticket for the Hockney at the beginning of April. There are still daytime tickets for April and late night ones for March. I meant I hope to get into the Freud tomorrow though that is likely to be sold out too.
You've reminded me that we had the firm intention of going there about 25 years ago but never got around to it. It was after visiting Zurich and seeing the marvellous windows in the Fraumünster. Videolink here (+organ):
Originally Posted by Lateralthinking1
While on the subject, we came across some beautiful and unusual cut-glass windows in the church at Moreton, Dorset when following up on T E Lawrence locations thereabouts. http://www.moretondorset.co.uk/moret...las_church.php
There's a lovely and poignant window in Silchester Church, Hants, placed there, if I remember correctly, as a memorial by the parents of a 17-year-old killed in a car crash. I took exactly the same photo. I love the way the yellow light extends through the glass onto the wall.
I hope you get to see Tudeley, gurnemanz. It is a simple, quiet, place. I really enjoyed all of your links. The cut-glass windows at Moreton, and their associations with T E Lawrence, were possibly my favourite. It seems that they are near Dorchester. The last time I went on lengthy walks, I did most of the Jurassic Coast footpath so I love Dorset and know it well. But obviously not that well because the church is entirely new to me as are the other locations. I must make a visit the next time I am there.