It was a great day out in Margate visiting Turner Contemporary. Their currently exhibition is the Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’. It is a collection of artwork that has been chosen by a Research Group that reflects on the poem by T.S Eliot.








Left: Vibeke Tandberg
The Waste Land, 2007

I really enjoyed these collages of looking at the words in ‘The Waste Land’ It really did consume my attention to look at the frequency of the words. The way it had been collaged together and how clean and aesthetically¬†the text was working together in groups and columns.

Right: Cy Twombly canvases

I thought Cy Twombly paintings were interesting with the large scale and daubs of paint. Finding out more detail around these paintings they reflect on the different seasons and this is highlighted with the different colours used. It also reflected in the poem, which is very descriptive of the locations.

Quote from ‘The Waste Land’

‘Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.’
I really loved looking out at this sculpture by Antony Gormley from the shore near Turner contemporary. Just seeing the torso emerge from the sea was interesting to reflect on nature, with the change of time of how the tide comes in and out. When we first arrived it was around mid morning and the sculpture was not visible, it was to the end of the day around 4.30pm where the torso began to appear from the water. I would really of liked to see the full sculpture but just seeing part of the sculpture really felt like you were watching a mystical.

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