DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century: How it looked & how it felt
8 September 2007 – 1 April 2009
The Twentieth Century: How it looked & how it felt is a major new display of some of the best works from the Tate Collection.
Almost 200 key works are presented across three floors in the largest single display of Collection works ever seen at Tate Liverpool.
The displays take you on a journey from the early twentieth century through to the first years of the current century. They tell a rich, interweaving story of modern and contemporary art in two parallel displays exploring the histories of figurative and abstract art.
On the ground floor you can see solo exhibitions by two major British artists, starting with Bridget Riley (until January 2008) and followed by Stanley Spencer (from February 2008). On the first floor a series of displays consider representational art and the different manifestations of the figure within modern and contemporary art.
The second floor traces the path towards abstraction and explores the variety of abstract art. Whether you want to see your favourite work of art or to discover something new, this is art worth talking about. Popular works include Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss 1901-4, Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman 1937 and Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red 1937-42.
Artists reflect the world through their own eyes, and this display shows how the twentieth century looked and felt to them. How does their view of the twentieth century look and feel to you?