Let’s see, let’s see

I didn’t imagine that my visit to the Tate Modern would provide me with so much material. Much of the artwork, abstract or surrealist, asked some profound and difficult question that related to the questions with which Lear is faced. I was most intrigued by those paintings and sculptures relating to identity and finding meaning in the wake of death and violence.

The first half of these paintings are from a specific wing in the gallery: “After the Second World War, artists forged a new kind of expressive abstraction. This wing looks at the ongoing presence of the human figure withi such works, as well as wider responses to violence and war….Living through the physical, moral and humanitarian crises that followed the Second World War, artists were faced with the dilemma of how to make art in the shadow of catastrophe. Wary of false idealisms, some artists engaged more closely with the physical materials of art-making, while others focused ont he body as a site for transformation.”

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