Visiting the Tate for the first time; my 7 highlights

I have three rules for visiting a city: 1) never take the underground, 2) when you see a queue for a restaurant, join it and 3) visit the museum for modern art. Last week, when I visited London to speak at a journalism conference, I had a hard time abiding the first rule, but the third one didn’t meant any trouble at all, since I visited the Tate Modern for the first time in my life.

To give you a taste of the current displays of its collection, I’ll share the paintings I’ve found most impressing.

(click on the image for more information on the Tate’s website)

A Mi-Voix 1958 by Dorothea Tanning 1910-2012
Dorothea Tanning – A Mi-Voix (1958)
Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams 1
Ibrahim El-Salahi – Reborn Sounds of Childhood Drama I (1961-65)
Variation on the Form of an Anchor 1939 by Tristram Hillier 1905-1983
Tristram Hillier – Variaton on the Form of an Anchor (1939)
The Entire City 1934 by Max Ernst 1891-1976
Max Ernst – The Entire City (1934)
Lee Ufan - From Line (1978)
Lee Ufan – From Line (1978)
Composition No. 15 1925 by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart 1899-1962
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart – Composition No. 15 (1925)
Seated Nude 1909-10 by Pablo Picasso 1881-1973
Pablo Picasso – Seated Nude (1909-10)

While exiting through the gift shop, I picked up a copy of Austin Kleons new book ‘Show your Work‘. Expect a review soon.

Published by Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst Pfauth is co-founder and CEO of The Correspondent, a journalism platform for “unbreaking news” that successfully crowdfunded $2.6 million from 45,888 backers in November 2018 and will launch in mid-2019.

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