We were in London 2 days ago to see the huge exhibition of Paul Klee at Tate Modern. An astonishing and vast body of work from one of the giants and creative innovators of the twentieth century. Klee (Swiss-German) was a contemporary of Kandinsky and an artist closely associated with the Bauhaus movement where he taught and worked in the 1930s. What struck me most about this extraordinary exhibition was the diversity of Klee’s output, and not just longitudinally, but also within any single year. The exhibition has only a couple more days to run (closing on March 9) but if you are in the area and have an opportunity do not miss it.
As photographers, we draw inspiration from seeing the work of other artists. And certainly Klee inspired me. After a few weeks of being in a creative wilderness due to a lot else going on in life, I feel creativity returning
The building now housing Tate Modern (said to be the most-visited modern art gallery in the world) used to be Bankside Power Station. At the heart of the building is a vast space – the Turbine Hall – that once housed the electricity generators. This space often houses specially commissioned installations but the space was empty when we visited. Instead people strolled – diminutive figures in the vastness.
I stood and watched them flow through the space, catching a few images, three of which you see here.
Which image do you prefer and why? Do make a comment.
Meanwhile, over on my sister blog iSighting. there’s a post about the potential problems of walking with non-photographers: maybe your partner, your family, your friends. How does that work for you? View the post, click the link: Photography is a good walk spoiled.