Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Sunday at the Tate






Not proud to admit that a lot of my Sundays are accompanied by either lack of sleep or slight hangover... which naturally means that I am slightly more relaxed about what I wear... especially if it's raining! Last Sunday as I was playing 'couch potato' at home, my lovely friend J convinced me (despite the rain) to get off my backside and do something exciting. So off we went to Tate Modern to catch the last couple of days of the Miro exhibition. 


If you do have a chance and you are even remotely interested in surrealism you should most definitely go and see it for yourself - 13 rooms of breathtaking and extremely varied art. Joan MirĂ³'s work was influenced by his political views (in a BIG way) and his work reflects that - at times you feel like you are looking at the work of 3-4 different artists and his style changes dramatically as you travel through his career in paintings and reach the most dramatic point - the Spanish Civil War. Surrealism is not my favourite type of art but I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibition and would strongly recommend it. If not for the art, go for the colour.. Miro's use of colour to express emotion is beyond belief! I'm no art connoisseuse but this man made a white canvas with a line across it look like magic. No wonder AndrĂ© Breton, the leader of Surrealists, called him 'the most surreal of us all' (ok, I confess that last sentence I may have borrowed from the exhibition booklet!).

So back to the clothes.. I'm always a bit conscious when meeting J as she is what I would call a closet fashionista (a person with a serious corporate job who is secretly obsessed with fashion). This time was no exception - as I was miserably licking my ice-cream in the rain, I saw J floating towards me and looking fabulous.. correction - I heard her floating.. more specifically I heard the jingle (the chime, call it whatever you want really) of her Burberry necklace (I looooved that necklace - it is such a statement!). I didn't have my big camera with me but happened to have my Fuji point-and-shoot in the bag from the party the night before, so I thought I would take a couple of shots to share the love with you. Hope you like it xx 

6 comments:

Larissa said...

I've always wanted to go to the Tate! Amazing look, looks so urban chic and comfortable =)

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Larissa said...

I've always wanted to go to the Tate! Amazing look, looks so urban chic and comfortable =)

http://amordedior.blogspot.com

My Styleadvisor said...

I like it, too! That necklace is almost a piece of art.

Fashionistable said...

You are right J is wonderful. Love her shoes and that necklace. Thank goodness you had your point and shoot with you. Xxxx

Angela said...

Adore the shoes!

Eli said...

love your blog!

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