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Living Paintings

Works of Art from Tate Modern

Suitable for: Adults

A wonderful and exciting collection of paintings and sculptures by artists from all over Europe as well as the British Isles and one from America – from surrealist dreams, via Cornwall, and a visit to Andy Warhol’s factory! Plus we have included the floor plan of the Tate Modern for those who might like to visit this gallery with its wide-ranging collection of modern art.

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On the right-hand side of the painting there are three red blobs the Cossacks' hats, but that's all we get of the Cossacks. By them there are two long lance-type things I didn't know Cossacks used lances that stretch the height of the canvas. There are lots of other lines all over the place some perhaps denote buildings, others birds, in the way that children sometimes draw Vs and Ms for birds in flight and a fair number of blobs of colour, bearing little relation to anything in particular. Put like that, Cossacks sounds a pretty unappealing picture. Actually, it's great. The calligraphic elements all those black lines and dashes are kept in check by the lyrical, bright, but not overly so, colours reds, blues, yellows, a dash of green or pink here and there; the composition, while at first seeming so random, is actually carefully balanced.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Tate Modern Facade and Floor Plan
Cossacks by Wassily Kandinsky
The Uncertainty of the Poet by Giorgio De Chirico
Composition with Grey, Red, Yellow and Blue by Piet Mondrain
Celebes by Max Ernst
The Reckless Sleeper by Rene Magritte
Pelagos by Dame Barbara Hepworth
Storm Man and Hurricane Woman by Germaine Richier
Girl with a White Dog by Lucien Freud
The Snail by Henri Matisse
Seated Figure by Francis Bacon
Self Portrait by Andy Warhol

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Modern art You have made me feel different about modern art. Library Member
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