Thursday, May 19, 2011

A day at the seaside....

Yesterday (on the one cloudy day this week)  I went to the seaside, to Margate, the home of the brand new Turner Contemporary.  The building looks a little like a big tin shed so I took pictures of the sea instead.
 and the harbour wall indicating something special was nearby.

I could have happily have spent the whole day playing with this window!

which made full value of the nothern light which Turner loved so much about this town. i would have liked a movie camera to capture the stange effects of the replestions as people walked to and from the window,

In the galleries upstairs there was of course a Turner of the Volcano which you can see on the website, my friend and I stood before it and both felt as though we were being drawn into the painting so that details which at first were hidden became clear.  The whole painting filled with more light as we looked at it.  I have never experienced this before and would have thought it was imagining it, if my friend hadn't confirmed it.

My favourite of the artists on show in the gallery was Russel Crotty this may be because of my present interest in Sun, Moon and Stars or because of my old love of geography, lettering, the sea........whatever.....I liked it a lot.
Do click for a closer view, you will be amazed.
Margate is a town in need of a lot of TLC, so sad, but hopefully the Turner Contemporary will help fill the empty tables.
Excellent Fish and Chips at Peters Fish Factory.....good day


Anonymous said...

The spheres are wonderful and what an unexpected bonus when you click for a closer shot.

verobirdie said...

Thanks for the visit.
The Modern Art museum in Barcelona has the same kind of windows, with ever changing light effects. We spent a lot of time watching them...

Tony Morris said...

It's good to see what you two got up to!