Gallery Visitor: Magic Realism for Tate Modern (1)

Exhibition Title:  Magic Realism

Date:  12/10/2018

Exhibition Time: 30/07/2108 – 14/07/2019

Location: Tate modern art gallery

This exhibition was took part 5 rooms, and use different themes to show us

In this blog, I just choose some of works which I am interested to write.

  • Room 1
introduction in exhibition
photograph
12/10/2018

Magic Realism’ was a phrase coined in the early 1920s by the German art historian Franz Roh. At a time of political and social upheaval, Roh felt that many German artists were turning away from the idealistic tendencies that prevailed before the First World War in favour The deep group recording of the everyday life through precise observation. The other group were the ‘verists’ who employed realism satirically to reveal the true nature of social inequalities. Could be traced across both approaches, including an eye for the uncanny and grotesque Certain subjects proved especially compelling for the Magic Realist artists. One was the circus – a setting associated with fantasy and imagination, where fear and desire took tangible form. The circus was Also seen as a space for outcasts and misfits, reflecting a wider preoccupation with social boundaries and taboos.

Circus
Tamer
Otto Dix
1992
Etching, drypoint on paper
Circus
Lili, The Queen of the Air
Otto Dix
1922
Etching, drypoint on paper
Circus
Technical Personal
Otto Dix
Etching, drypoint on paper
Circus
American Riding Act
Otto Dix
1922
Etching, drypoint on paper
Circus
International Riding Art
Otto Dix
1922
Etching, drypoint on paper

Everyone’s activities are inseparable from the group and belong to the society. People’s emotions are often influenced by the environment. They are interdependent and influencing each other, artists included. The social environment also affects artists’ emotion which inspired them to create artworks. When we think about the war the first time, atmosphere of tension, air raid warning, the fleeing crowed and even praying for peace which affect the artist’s emotion by these negative. Otto Dix (02/12/1891-25/07/1969) can be a great example of this, he was a Germany artist and after two world wars. Because of the cruelty to the war, his artistic creation was influenced by the war which used his artworks to expressed aversion to the war.

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