Tracey EminExploration of the Soul 1994

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Artwork details

Artist
Tracey Emin (born 1963)
Title
Exploration of the Soul
Date 1994
MediumInk, graphite on 32 papers and 2 photographs, colour, Chromogenic print, on paper
Dimensionssupport (Text Pages): 295 x 210 mm support (Photo): 300 x 210 mm frame: 377 x 287 x 20 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2004
Reference
T11887
Not on display

Summary

This work comprises framed sheets of blue A4 notepaper on which Emin has written a poetic text recounting significant moments in her life up until the age of thirteen. It begins with a celebration of the endless cycle of life represented by nature (the sea, the stars, the sun, the earth’s rotation) and human love-making, as an introduction to the passionate encounter in which the artist imagines her and her twin brother Paul’s conception… (read more)

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