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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Agnes Martin & Antony Gormley

Today we arrive Tate Modern – exploring Agnes Martin & Antony Gormley. For our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery presents works of art by Antony Gormley & Agnes Martin. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Untitled (for Francis), 1985, by Antony Gormley
2. Natural Selection, 1981, by Antony Gormley
3. Faraway Love, 1999, by Agnes Martin

Image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum : Collection of Antony Gormley & Agnes Martin

  • Sir Antony Gormley is a British sculptor known for his fascinating depictions and impressions of the human body. Agnes Martin was a Canadian-American abstract painter. Tate Modern creates a dialogue between the works of these 2 prominent artists by placing them side by side.
  • As the Tate Modern’s permanent collection is freely accessible to all, the museum predominantly relies on outside financial support to organise its programs. Gifts and bequests form a major part of the collection.
  • The Tate collects and represents art in all its forms, irrespective of media. New media including videos, digital and performance art are represented as much as traditional media such as painting, sculpture and photography.
  • Acquisitions made by the Tate aim to broaden and deepen the collection, so that visitors may have a chance to better understand and experience the art. For this, the Tate employs an expert team of curators.

A Final Thought

Museums act as the trustees of art and a society’s cultural heritage. However, in the current financial climate, the only way to survive is to remain relevant. The competition in art market is cut-throat, and less and less people realise the importance of such cultural institutions today. Despite all these set-backs, Tate Modern has consistently stood out as one of the top art institutions in the world.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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