Today we arrive Tate Modern – Studio Practice, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.
For centuries, artists have worked best within the comfort of their own studios. Hours of observation, tens of sketches and several days or months of hard work result in a single masterpiece. Yet when we look at a work, we do not often consider its genesis – as a seed in the mind of the artist. This gallery explores the privacy and intimacy of the artistic process. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!
1. Mandora, 1909-1910, by Georges Braque
2. Still Life with Sheep, 1938, by Marie-Louise Von Motesiczky
3. Head of a Woman (Fernande), 1909, by Pablo Picasso
Some fun facts about the Museum : Studio Practice
- This gallery showcases numerous portraits, still-lifes and other works that highlight the artistic process. The works help trace the evolution of an idea into a work of art.
- Once again, the way we perceive and experience art as an audience is arguably challenged through this gallery and display at the Tate Modern.
- For this and several other reasons, this London-based museum is a beloved space for all lovers of Modern and Contemporary art.
- In fact, in 2016 Tate Modern saw a record of 5.8 million visitors, making it the 3rd most visited site in the UK, after the British Museum and the National Gallery, London. This footfall had increased 24% from previous years.
A Final Thought :
It is interesting to note that Tate Modern has featured in a few films and television sitcoms including Bridget Jones’s Diary and Judge Dredd.
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.