Although the building, and the view from it are quite
stunning, I thought I’d draw some of the art whilst at the Tate Modern on
‘The Snail’ by Henri Matisse
Often it can be a surprise to see a painting or sculpture in
real life after seeing it previously just in reproductions.This artwork by Matisse was much bigger than
I imagined, dwarfing the many viewers.
As I stood in the corner of the room sketching, I suddenly
realised that some people were doing a double take and you could see them
thinking, ‘Is she part of the artwork?’
A very excited little girl, who was having great fun running
around the galleries, said ‘What’s that mama?’I didn’t hear her mother’s reply but a little while later a small boy
exclaimed gleefully, ‘Sausages!’as he ran into the room.
Canary Wharf is the
venue for the London Ice Sculpting Festival event this weekend.
I sketched there on Friday lunchtime, when the blocks of ice were starting to be carved. Sculptors from various countries were hard at work, armed with chainsaws, cutting into the large ice blocks. The weather was supporting the event by turning rather chilly.