Photographer's Note

Tate Liverpool

One of the annoying consequences of the present Lock Down is the shutdown of large parts of the culture life.
No visits to the museum and concert hall, which in normal times fill my agenda.

Fortunately, instead of visiting a museum I can draw from the many photos that I have taken in many museums at home and abroad and I have recordings of many of my favorite classical and jazz music on my computer.

Still, I hope that soon I will be able to make new discoveries in the real world of art and not only in the virual digital world.

Today I’ve selected 3 pictures I took in TATE Liverpool.
A museum that of course could not be skipped during our visit to the city.

Zobop is the name for a number of psychedelic floor designs by this Scottish artist Jim Lambie.
Strips of vinyl tape of different width in 9 different bright colors are applied in concetric lines that match the architectural layout of the floor.
ZOBOP suggests changing the world at home begins with a bit of a crazy interior. We color walls, we color doors - why not floors? The floor as an art object. Why not.
But honestly, I found this intriguing work of art a little bit too distracting from the art on the wall.

Venus of Rags is a work of art by the Iatlian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and belongs to the Italian art movement Arte Povera from the 1960s and 70s. There are several versions of the work that can be seen in different museums.
By combining the classically inspired statue with piled up patches, the artist announces a series of opposites: hard / soft, shaped / unformed, monochrome / colored, fixed / movable, precious / ignored, historical / contemporary, unique / ordinary and the cultural / the everyday.
Pistoletto here also comments on the Italian disposable and consumer society of his time, while the iconic Venus statue refers to the past, to the canon of the art history of the West.

The Reebok 89 lady is studying the work Walking Dream with Four Foot Clamp by the American artist by Jim Dine.
A work of art made in 1965 consisting of three rectangular cancas panels with 19 ladies' legs on top.

■ Picture 1: ◄ ZOBOB ►

■ Picture 2: ◄ VENUS OF RAGS ►

■ Picture 3: ◄ WALKING DREAM ►

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5618 W: 329 N: 10881] (42644)
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