Tate modern art

When going to the Tate modern I thought that it was quite boring as I don’t really like art as I think some of it is useless and makes no sense however one piece of art was very unusual but interesting.

Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 09.16.22.png(Linwood, 2017)

I took interest in this piece of art/sculpture called the Embryology sculpture and was made by Magdalena Abakanowicz, at first I thought it was an area for the public to sit down on bean bags which they turned out not to be, however I came up with few different ideas for what this art work could be such as rocks from a different planet as they are weirdly shaped and quite large, I had also thought they look like eggs from a insect, no matter what i thought of the art work I didn’t understand it so I did some research and this is what I found.

These cocoon-like objects reflect Abakanowicz’s interest in biological systems, organic matter and regeneration, topics she discussed with scientists in her native Poland. In response to a commission to represent Poland at the Venice Biennale in 1979, she made hundreds of soft sculptures of varying shapes and sizes, ‘rounded like bellies, or elongated like mummies,’ as she described them. Abakanowicz collected old mattresses, clothing and sacks to create this ‘invented anatomy’ of forms and installed eight hundred in Venice under the title Embryology.(Tate, 1930)


Linwood, J. (2017) Embryology sculpture at Tate modern – London. Available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brighton/29327708136 (Accessed: 6 March 2017).

Tate (1930) Magdalena Abakanowicz. Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/display/materials-and-objects/magdalena-abakanowicz (Accessed: 6 March 2017).


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