Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A Walk Along the South Bank to see the Klee Exhibition at Tate Modern

23rd October 2013

Another enjoyable day yesterday.

We took the tube from Richmond to Monument and walked along the Hungerford Bridge to the South Bank....




..what a sky line...


I love this area, always busy ...


...lots of artisan shops and eateries...


..at low tide there is a small patch of sand where you can watch sand sculptors....
(Can you see the sofa?)

..this guy was so precise he had a string to help him write in a perfectly straight line and he's bending down to blow the sand away from the letters!!




After he had written the message-IF YOU TAKE A PHOTO PLEASE DONATE $  £  -
he then returned to his sand sculpture to create a person on the sofa, unfortunately  we didn't have time to stay and watch. 

We passed the new Blackfriars Station which was under construction last time I came here..


..'the biggest solar bridge in the world' according to the poster at the station entrance!


We arrive at the Tate Modern with it's huge chimney and a wonderful walkway of Silver Birch!



I so enjoyed the Exhibition and the variety of Klee's work.
 I hired a head set which gave really good information once I figured out how to work it!! As you know I am NOT a techy!! But I do try.

The exhibition traces his career chronologically beginning in 1912-13 and ending with his premature death in 1940.

His work was so varied, he worked with water colour, oils, charcoal, gouache and pen and experimented using various surfaces including burlap, cardboard and paper. The burlap was often coated with tempera for a different texture. His use of colour was wonderful and I was thinking how I could use some of his ideas with a variety of filmy fabrics!

A coffee break was needed so we went up to the 6th floor which had amazing views of the river.


The Millennium Bridge







Solar Bridge


After a browse around the shop a walk back over the Millennium Bridge..


...the Globe Theatre and the Shard...



Tower Bridge in the distance and the water bus..


..a last look at Tate Modern..


and home for a tasty meal and 'The Great British Bake Off' -so glad Frances won!!

I am off home tomorrow so my next post will be about Unit 4 which I hope to complete fairly soon.