Geometry & form at Tate Britain

Before you even get to explore Tate Britain, your attention is grabbed by the new spiral staircase.

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It is a taster of the treasures to come.

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Stone square geometric patterns on the floor lead into the spaces and provide a contrast with the curved form of the stairs.

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The staircase links the ground level with the lower level containing the restaurant, sculpture galleries and public facilities.

img_3863Tate Britain Staircase, London | Karoliina Kazi

Space is naturally lit from above by a large glass dome.

Tate Britain Staircase, London | Karoliina Kazi

Impressive geometry and form, right?

Tate Britain Staircase, London | Karoliina Kazi

We did indulge in some art too. Hand in hand we paraded through the spacious museum corridors encased in stone walls and flooded with light. At the end of the corridor awaited The Turner Collection.

Hanging in these softly coloured walls is the largest collection of works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). A master of history, landscape and marine painting. His loose brushwork and the vibrant colour palette is portraying the development of the modern world, unlike any other artist at the time.

There is another place to see Turner’s art in London, find out where over here.

The Turner Collection, Tate Britain, London | Karoliina Kazi

There was one more painting I really wanted to see. I am especially drawn by David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash painting from 1967. If you look carefully you can really feel the 1960’s Californian relaxed and sensual way of life. I love modernist architecture. It doesn’t really get any splashier than this.

You can find it in room 1960.

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TATE BRITAIN

Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG  |  website

Having had our fill of geometry and art, but feeling slightly hungry on the food front, we set off to Barrafina for lunch.

14 Comments

  1. 15th September 2016 / 8:14 am

    great post,beautiful pictures

  2. Laveena Sengar
    15th September 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Hey Karoliina. Love all the pictures. I totally loved the staircase you mentioned in the beginning m it is just so beautiful. 🙂

    • 15th September 2016 / 1:26 pm

      Black white geometric shapes – I just love it.

  3. 15th September 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I love spiral staircases and these ones look so unique! I love those geometric patterns too, really something special.

  4. 16th September 2016 / 4:44 am

    Beautiful pictures and a well written article. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. 23rd September 2016 / 7:42 am

    I love he Tate Britain it’s one of my favourite galleries in London mostly because of the architecture of the building – beautiful post!

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