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Dido Powell’s Sunday London Art Tours 2022: From nude to ghost

Sunday 22 May at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

- £10.00

This is the third in a series of four tours by Dido Powell, an artist who also teaches about the history of art. To book a tour, email Wendy Earle: wendyearle@talktalk.net

Meet in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern at 11am.

(Ghost: ‘a faint trace’ ,‘a faint secondary image’ — Oxford Dictionary)

Starting with Picasso we will look at how ‘faint secondary images’ are embedded in a fractured nude to suggest a ghostly presence; this will be contrasted with a Surrealist figurative nude in a ghostly nocturnal setting. We will look at nudes buried within encrusted, scratched paintwork, in which the textures themselves create ‘a trace’, a haunting image of ancient cultures. Following the idea of ‘the trace’ we will explore sculptures (c1980) made from fabric and clothes shaped by naked bodies exuding sensual warmth through imprints, which supplant the body itself but capture haunting , tactile images of human presence.

Each tour costs £10 or all four for £36.

Details

Date:
Sunday 22 May
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
£10.00
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Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
Sunday 22 May
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
£10.00
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
+ Google Map