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Fishink Travels. The Tate, Henry Moore and Spring light.

February 28, 2014


I’m a little late with this post as the content is from January, when I visited Tate Britain in London. It’s been a fair few years since I was last there. To be exact, I was last there doing some research for my A level Ceramics essay on Lucie Rie ! You do the maths.

This week, as Spring seems to have sprung (a little more anyway), I’ve seen some wonderful morning and evening suns which I thought I would share with you. This is the morning sun bursting in my bathroom.

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This is what I’ve christened  “Bird foot tree” : ) and some fiery evening skies.

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These dappled morning skies were like inverted snowscapes.

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In January, I spent a great afternoon rambling around Tate Britain. Another calm and peaceful gallery space. There’s a fine collection of Henry Moore sculptures there at the moment.

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Lovely to see some of Henry’s sketches hanging alongside his figures.

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This eerie collection of figures seemed to have some weird connection to McDonalds. The space they were in felt cold and uninviting, which added to their spookiness.

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Two beauties that caught my eye.

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On the way home from the Tate we encountered this coppiced row of trees, also looking a little spooky in the lamplight ! We’re they shaking their fists at us ?

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A few more glimpses of sunshine on the house plants.

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Somehow I think that this is the nearest I’ll get to sitting down with Eric Ravilious and Angie Lewin for a cup of tea  ; )


4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2014 9:09 pm

    Lovely post, I love the Tate, too. When I first moved to London I could walk there from my home, and I did it most weekends. Sadly, no longer the case. Love the morning sun in your bathroom , here’s hoping there is a lot more to come 🙂

  2. March 4, 2014 10:48 pm

    I first discovered the sculptural work of Henry Moore at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St.Louis, Missouri (my hometown) (USA) and admired the soft, rounded shapes. I’ve always loved the light (in the lanterns) and mood of that particular painting by John Singer Sargent (lilies). Thanks for sharing art in all it’s forms–even the ‘birds foot’ tree!

    • March 4, 2014 11:07 pm

      Thanks as ever for your comments too Joy. Glad we share some similar likes, good to see they’re universal : )

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