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Board Snob => High & Low Culture => Topic started by: sam on December 05, 2017

Title: A visit to the Tate Modern
Post by: sam on December 05, 2017
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Tower of babble (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Painted_Word)

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Rotten Tomatoes rates it 17% didactic

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Either struck by an epiphany or lost her contact lens

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The blur adds a sense of urgency the photographer wished to convey as he hurried through this room

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Release the cats

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Tl;dr (http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/pics/tate17/nixon1.jpg): Nixon was warped, and you can yell at the screen if you want to

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Finally, a place to eat my crisps in peace

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Looks cozy enough

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Please pray no one walks in on me eating my crisps

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Whoa there, can't you read, buddy?
In the interests of maintaining interfaith harmony, let me state for the record that I did not walk into the room with my shoes on. In fact I did not go in at all. Nor did I have crisps, a device used for illustrative purposes only.

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Once more into the art

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This piece by Susan Rothenberg is called 'United States'. "The evocative title may refer to the two sides of the composition. The way in which the canvas – and the horse itself – are divided is reminiscent of abstract painting, and emphasises the interrelationship of representation and abstraction in Rothenberg's work." I would've just called it Horsey #1, assuming it was my first go at the thing. That's why I'm not hung in the Tate.

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Accidentally wandered into the staff exercise room

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I don't even have to read the placard label. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=605378) This is the cross section of a very big safe, probably holding gold

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Funnily enough this is also how Liberty sells their wallpaper

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I call this one 'Guarding the Potato Patch'

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If you're going to be placing rules on my interaction, I'm going to have to rethink this thing

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Why Dali always regretted never having met van Gogh

and I'll leave you with this:
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Many more scenes at the museum here (https://medium.com/@ohio2england/scenes-at-the-museum-6f64c2e7eb5)