Yayoi Kusama is probably best-known for her repeating dot patterns, but her art encompasses a wide variety of different styles including painting, drawing, sculpture, film and performance.
Since 1977 this intriguing artist has spent much of her life living in a psychiatric institution, and her work has been touched by obsession and a desire to escape from psychological trauma.
Tate Modern is the most visited art gallery in London and houses a huge collection of international modern and contemporary art from the 19th-century onwards. You can find works by Monet, Dalí, Cézanne, Pollock, Rothko, Matisse, Pollock, Picasso and Warhol.
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If you like this, here are some more art exhibitions at Tate Modern…
Paul Klee exhibition, at Tate Modern – 15th October 2013 to 9th March 2014 It’s been more than a decade since Paul Klee was last treated to a major UK exhibition. The Tate Modern will be exploring the Swiss artist’s work, whose intense and inventive work covered everything from surrealism and cubism, to expressionism and orientalism.
Richard Hamilton exhibition — Tate Modern – 13th February to 26th May 2014 Pop artist Richard Hamilton was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th-century, and the Tate is proud to present the first retrospective to encompass his entire career — from his early designs of the 1950s to his final works in 2011.
Henri Matisse — The Cut-Outs – 17th April to 7th September 2014 “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” is devoted to the artist’s famous paper cut-outs made between 1943 and 1954. It will bring together around 120 different works in a groundbreaking reassessment of the final chapter of his fifty-year career. The exhibition will re-examins the methods and materials that Matisse must have used, and highlight the tensions between fine art and decoration; contemplation and utility; and drawing and colour.
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