Reinvent Yourself or Die: the Tate gallery goes online!

April 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Posted in Art, Art World, Collecting Art, Contemporary Art, i-tunes U, Online art, Tate Modern | Leave a comment
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CONTEMPORARY ART LOVERS CAN NOW DOWNLOAD THE TATE GALLERIES ON I-TUNES.

i-tunes Tate application is now avaible online.

i-tunes Tate application is now available on-line.

Thousands of  art fans are now be able to download for free the more than 400 on-line galleries  that London’s iconic Tate Modern gallery has uploaded onto i-Tunes.

The Tate’s on-line application is part of i-Tunes U that is a space exclusively dedicated to education, culture and arts within Apple’s i-Tunes store where users can download music and videos.

This innovative application will count with multimedia galleries,shorts clips and  interviews with the world’s most prestigious contemporary artists and, of course, the Tate’s most recent exhibitions.

A fantastic example of how the Internet not only serves to promote the arts but it also democratises what was once considered the property of an élite.

For more information on the Tate Modern recent updates, click here.

i-Tunes U, click here.

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The Russian Revolution hits the Tate!

February 23, 2009 at 10:56 am | Posted in Aleksandre Rodchenko, Art, Art World, Constructivism, Contemporary Art, Liubov Popova, London Art, London Art Scene, London Exhibitions, London Galleries, Tate Modern, Upcoming Exhibitions | 1 Comment
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Defining Constructivism

Defining Constructivism

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GENIUS OF RODCHENKO AND POPOVA.

The work of the Russian masters of Constructivism, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova, is currently exhibited at the Tate Modern gallery in London. The Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism exhibited surprisingly puts together a collection of more than 350 pieces including paintings, propaganda posters and the famous Constructivist architectural sketches made up of interlinked geometrical shapes.

The story of both artists, who dominated the Russian cultural scene for decades, illustrates the birth of the new Russia that emerged after the Communist Revolution in the year 1917. Both Rodchenko and Popova embraced the Communist motto of destroying the old, hierarchical and bourgeois order in their art work by defying classical patterns.

Rodchenko was radical and abstract in his creations; a trademark that is reflected in his monochromatic paintings Pure Red Colour, Pure Yellow Colour and Blue Blue Colour. The three later combined to form a unique canvas.

Popova, vibrant and experimental, abandoned the restrictions imposed by classical patterns and played with different styles going from cubism, to futurism and,at her most productive stage, constructivism. She was a prolific artist who could create paintings and posters but also clothes for the Russian workers cooperatives.

 

*Opening Times: Daily 10.00-18.00 [ Fri& Sat extended opening hours, 10.00-22.00]

* Tickets: £9.80 adults, £8.80 over 60, £7,80 students.

*Nearest Tube Station: Southwark

For more information: www.tatemodern.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/rodchenkoandpopova

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