On the 5th, I visited the Tate Britain with some London-based Illustration friends of mine.
We went around the smaller collections within the Tate, such as the Preraphaelite drawings section, the various sculpture galleries, and the Turner paintings area. We had a great time!!
Here’s a video I put together to prove this point.
a) What does this collection communicate? >It is a historically significant collection consisting of smaller collections organised by artist or artistic movement, put together for the purpose of sharing it as a visual lexicon or education.
b) What characteristics do the objects have in common? >I hope this is answered above.
c) What if the objects were in a different time/place/order? >In a different time, such we if they had hailed from the distant past, the objects might acquire an air of mystery and awe, especially the large statue pictured at the video’s halfway point.
Today, however, I went to the Photographers’ Gallery near Oxford Circus with a friend of mine who had come over from Bristol. I put another (shorter, this time: 30 seconds instead of a minute) video together to summarise this new gallery visit.
a) What does this collection communicate? This is also a collection of smaller collections, and displays the variety of emotion and content that can be expressed while the medium remains the same.
b) What characteristics do the objects have in common? >They are all photographs.
c) What if the objects were in a different time/place/order? >In another time many of these photos would be rebellious in nature; in another place they might be lost in a pile of other photographs, forgotten. In another order, the collection itself would seem random, but the arrangement here is tasteful instead.