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I felt that whole exhibition crackled with life. Much more so that the Munch I saw at the Courtauld.I went 'off' art for some reason maybe 5 or 6 months ago. But my Tate membership rolled over the other week and I thought well I might as well go and see some exhibitions now that I've paid for a year of them – went to see Sickert at Tate Britain and enjoyed a lot more than I expected.
This was the highlight for me, in room 1 (maybe cos I wasn't fatigued/hungry/need a piss by that point, as often happens to me at exhibitions)
The recreation obviously doesn't do it justice. The real thing seemed to crackle with life. Also I loved the conceit of it – that this is just one small piece of a huge Biblical painting. ("He intended that it should look like part of a larger wall-painting and observed, 'We cannot well have pictures on a large scale nowadays, but we can have small fragments of pictures on a colossal scale'. Abraham was an Old Testament patriarch, but it is not known why Sickert chose this title, or why he felt it applicable to himself.")
I'm interested in going back to the Courtauld but my friend tells me the Munch exhibition is pretty tinyI felt that whole exhibition crackled with life. Much more so that the Munch I saw at the Courtauld.
The ugly—deliberately aggressive, clashing colors, disturbing subjects and shapes, amateurish on purpose
Here's a good harrowing crucifixion by a Russian https://arthive.com/nikolaige/works/395731~The_crucifixion
Yep the Munch is very small. Sometimes that’s great. I saw a Hals at the Wallace which probably only had 16 paintings but the curation was excellent and made the small number a rich and rewarding experience.I'm interested in going back to the Courtauld but my friend tells me the Munch exhibition is pretty tiny
Saying that, I felt like the Sickert was too big. Perhaps an exhibition that big is best visited a few times so you can take it all in without pining for a sandwich or a poo