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Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:04
Tate Modern

Bit sh_it really.

Vinny_Garstroke Posted on 11/12 14:04
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I suppose you've got paintings exhibited there.

bandito Posted on 11/12 14:04
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disagree. I went last summer and it was boss. Edward Hopper

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:05
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Yes, I did a portrait of you. I named it "The No Mark".

bandito Posted on 11/12 14:06
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Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:06
re: Tate Modern

What did you feel was so 'boss' about it Bandy?

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 11/12 14:06
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Brilliant, both the actual building and the stuff they have there.

I'm off there on Monday for the first day of my Christmas holidays, there and the Science museum for the "game on" exhibition.

harry_x Posted on 11/12 14:06
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My one and only visit was to see the Hopper exhibition - good stuff.

The rest was a bit take it or leave it.

lostmylipstickinrome Posted on 11/12 14:06
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You should give it another go - the new slides are great - get from the top of the Turbine Hall to the basement in seconds. now that's art!

Vinny_Garstroke Posted on 11/12 14:06
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You are getting mixed up. that was your self-potrait.

SouthernSmogette Posted on 11/12 14:07
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LL - the name of your painting is rubbish.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:07
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Brilliant? What's so brilliant about it?

Certain things did stimulate me but after awhile and the initial impact of colours and shapes, I got bored. They wouldn't even let me on the slides.

Lincoln_Exile Posted on 11/12 14:08
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That was weak for you Vinny, you're normally more cutting.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:10
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I think Vinny took a good cyber slapping there Lincoln. It was like watching Audley Harrison vs Danny Williams, pick your nose up Vinny.

I thought it was quite good Smogette.

Downilson Posted on 11/12 14:11
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The Tate Modern is a gem. The Mark Rothko room is superb and so is that film about music that they're showing now.

bandito Posted on 11/12 14:13
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Whats so good about it.

It's vast

its spacious

Its different

its clean

Ideal location

great views of St Pauls

great views of the thames

great exhibits

relatively cheap

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:15
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Boss? Brilliant? Gem? People keeps aying how good it is but can't back up their statements.

I watched three films, the first was about some dowtrodden Easten European city and how it had been reborn by painting the houses various shapes and colours. That was quite interesting.

The second was some blokes daughter reading passages of some book which she didn't understand. It was meant to signify the limitations of language in describing certain things. Was a bit odd.

The third was a woman with a man's hand over her mouth saying "What am I trying to say?" over and over again. Absolute crap.

BERWICKHILLS_BOPPER Posted on 11/12 14:15
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I was in London for a while over the summer, and visited the Tate modern, thought it was a bag of wank. Best thing about it was the view of London from the balcony on the top floors.

Get yourself to the National gallery, much better and not as up its own arse.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:17
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I'd agree with the things you said there Bandy but I presumed you were talking about the contents of the building.

Vinny_Garstroke Posted on 11/12 14:18
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It all depends on people's tastes.
I've been to the Van gogh museum, and I thought that was crap.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:18
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Was that a virtual tour Vinny?

SouthernSmogette Posted on 11/12 14:20
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What a bunch of culture vultures.....

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:20
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Have you been Smogette and what did you think?

Proctors_Perm Posted on 11/12 14:21
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you all need to appreciate that tate modern was necessary if the uk was to continue holding major international exhibitions. We were more often than not getting passed up for germany and france because of our galleries having limited space. Modern maybe up its own ass, but it did mean that major collections of 20c art would remain to be seen in the uk. which was you know, nice.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:25
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What's the Tate Britain like?

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 11/12 14:27
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What do you know about art Proctors_Perm ?

Oh I meant to ask you on Saturday night, if you've seen the state of some of the art in the gallery in Psyche ?

My "Dogs playing poker" wouldn't look out of place amongst some of the things in there.

SouthernSmogette Posted on 11/12 14:27
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I have indeed Lisbon, and I went to the one in Liverpool. I found both to be rather interesting for a free day out....

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:29
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In what way did you find them interesting Smogette?

SouthernSmogette Posted on 11/12 14:36
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In the sense that I wondered what exactly had entered the chap / chapess' mind who created the union jack from a section of carefully selected jam jars filled with coloured sands. It was thought provoking.....and free

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 14:38
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I wondered what why there was 5 empty cardboard boxes ina row with 'Brillo' on the outside and why there was a campervan with a load of sledges behind it. Art?

SouthernSmogette Posted on 11/12 14:40
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I'm not at liberty to comment. I once remarked that computer studies was not an actual science. I live to regret that remark daily as Dr Yoda has proven me to be a foolish no-mark when it comes to the topic.

mufflar Posted on 11/12 14:43
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Does it have the one with the dog playing pool with the fox? I like that one...

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 17:07
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Wrong gallery I think mufflar...

grantus Posted on 11/12 17:43
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I love the Tate Modern. It's my favourite space in all of London, except maybe Battersea Power Station. It's also by far the best thing to do for free in London too.

Perhaps art just isn't your bag.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 17:46
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I like art but a lot of that is just crap for pretentious flippers who think they are on a higher plain. It's a tin of beans you nob.

sponski2000 Posted on 11/12 17:46
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I think T.M. is class. I can't really be arsed going into why, i just do!

the_broken_fridge Posted on 11/12 18:00
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It's great.

Lobster Telephone et al.

grantus Posted on 11/12 18:02
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You like some art, probably the more classical and less contemporary stuff lisbon. That is fine, but don't think that everybody shares your views on art or the Tate Modern.

It's one of the best art galleries in the World.

If anything there is too much there, one should only go and look at one bit at a time. The quality can easily be diluted by looking at too much in one go.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 18:06
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There was some interesting stuff there, things which stimulate your brain and way of thinking but there's also a load of crap. Of course not everyone agrees with my way of thinking but there's only so much you can gain on a personal level from a young girl reading a text she doesn't understand.

Different - yes, free - yes, spacious - yes, stimulating - yes, brillaint - NO.

grantus Posted on 11/12 18:12
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There is that much there that not everything will appeal to even the most avid art enthusiast. Don't look at what it isn't, look at what it is.

Brilliant, yes or no?

I say definately, YES.

Did you see the musical score made from hundreds of different movie clips, projected simultanteously on 4 screens? Amazing.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/12 18:26
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No. I saw a map of Great Britain which had been cut up and rearranged so Middlesbrough was in Southern Ireland.

RedWurzel Posted on 11/12 18:38
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Well worth a visit

Go when its dark and visit the restaurant and look across the St Paul's - it must the best City view in the World.

National Portrait Gallery - some of my students exhibited there this year! in a special exibition of blind and partially sighted artists.

Moses_Kiptanui Posted on 9/5 12:08
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grantus Posted on 9/5 13:37
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Aye, what I said earlier.