Tate Britain, August 2023

Tate Britain, August 2023

  • August 23, 2023
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  • Genel
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On our last day in London we managed to go to Tate Britain at least, sadly I had to skip Tate Modern this time. It is hard to see everything with a 1 year old baby.


This collection spreads around 17 rooms, I have made photos almost in every room, it was very impressive. You can see how colonialism is reflected, how families who got rich from slave trading prospered and have happy family portraits

Exiles and Dynasties 1545–1640

Court versus Parliament 1640-1720

Metropolis 1720–1760

The Exhibition Age 1760–1815

Apparently I have mode no photos in this room, I wonder now why?

Revolution and Reform 1776–1833

William Blake

Chris Offili

William Blake has inspired this artist a lot, that is why there was a seperate room for him in this part of the collection although his artworks are pretty new. Tate describes the artist as “Ofili freely mixes iinfluences from diverse sources to create works that are partly figurative and partly abstract. European art history is combined with African American and Black British popular culture, while Biblical stories flow into Caribbean folklore and Greek myths

Art for the Crowd 1815–1905

In Open Air 1810–1930

Beauty as Protest 1845–1905

Sensation and Style 1870–1910

Annie Sywnnerton

This is a woman artist who was a symbol a bit of feminism if you ask me. Tate describes the artist so “Swynnerton was also involved with the fight for women’s political rights, joining the Manchester Society of Women’s Suffrage in 1880. She lived to see women gain the vote on the same terms as men in 1928. 

A room of One’s Own 1890–1915

Historic and Modern British Art: Troubled Glamour: 1760–1830

Modern Times 1910–1920

Reality and Dreams 1920–1940

International Modern 1930-1940

JMW Turner

Modern and Contemporary British Art from 1940 to today

I made less photos on this collection however there are very intesting pieces!

Fear and Freedom 1940-1965

Moulid el-Nabi – Denis Williams, 1959


Creation and Destruction1960–1966

In Full Colour 1960-70

Richard Hamilton

Ideas into Action 1965–1980

This was the most interesting artwork for me. The piece is about the artist’s connection to the enslaved, no need to say he is a black artist. First he wanted to use his very own blood but it was not allowed when it was first exhibited back in 1990, so they used a fake blood. The ‘blood’ connects the coats of arms of John Hawkins, the first slave trader to sail from Plymouth, to the coat of arms of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1567, Hawkins was granted the use of a large ship of Elizabeth’s fleet, for the purpose of enslaving Africans to sell in the Spanish colonies.

Visceral Canker – Donald Rodney, 1990

Henry Moore

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore

Aubrey Williams

No Such Thing as Society 1980–1990

A South African Colouring Book -Gavin Jantjes, 1974–5

End of a Century 1990-2000

Hamad Butt

The state We’re in 2000-Now

Zined Sedira

Written by EGe