London Town – Constellation

For our constellation sessions we got to go to London to see a minimalist exhibition at the Tate modern & we also got to go and see the Tate Britain, here are a few photos and notes about the day.

We had spoken about this painting in the lecture before the trip, at first I didn’t find it very interesting and it was quite boring and too precise. But upon seeing it in real, i saw some aspects of the painting which i believe gave it a more unique image. The individual dark lines are not precise , using a light colour on his paint brush he has created the darker lines from its original background. Which makes me like it more.

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Donald Judd – Stacks

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The image does not do this sculpture justice, it truly is large and quite breathtaking when you stand underneath it, I had underestimated the intensity of this sculpture before seeing it.

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I wanted to include these two pieces into my blog because of the scale, the right picture of the tree sculptures are almost floor to ceiling. The left photo wasn’t really to my taste though because I felt the sculpture had failed and couldn’t stand up on its own (it had brackets and was stuck to wall so not to fall over) I remembered in the lecture before the minimalist visit, Donald Judd had said one key factor about minimalism is gravity, and how something can stand up just using gravity. This does not. The two tree sculptures had been smoothed and shaved and cut in order to make these lanky and tall trees with many branch openings, as a fan of natures creations i really did enjoy looking upon this magnificent work of art.

Lastly, i’ve included some art works I particularly likes (not minimalist) from the gallery, including David Hockney & Salvaldor Dali.

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