Tate Modern

Room two Start Display

Natalie Bell Building Level 2

© Lee Mawdsley

What emotion do you feel when you think of a colour?

Discover how we experience art physically and explore how emotions can be expressed through the way colours and lines are arranged in a painting. The artists on display in this room have explored the history of colour, found mystical qualities in colour and questioned what happens to colour when it becomes digital?

Wassily Kandinsky, ‘Cossacks’ 1910–1
Wassily Kandinsky
Cossacks 1910–1
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Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Yellow Curve’ 1996
Ellsworth Kelly
Yellow Curve 1996
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© Ellsworth Kelly
Maria Lalic, ‘History Painting 2 Cave. Yellow Earth’ 1995
Maria Lalic
History Painting 2 Cave. Yellow Earth 1995
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© Maria Lalic
Henri Matisse, ‘The Snail’ 1953
Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
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© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2018
Maria Lalic, ‘History Painting 8 Egyptian. Orpiment’ 1995
Maria Lalic
History Painting 8 Egyptian. Orpiment 1995
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© Maria Lalic
Maria Lalic, ‘History Painting 35 C18/19th. Cadmium Yellow’ 1995
Maria Lalic
History Painting 35 C18/19th. Cadmium Yellow 1995
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© Maria Lalic
Maria Lalic, ‘History Painting 14 Greek. Massicot’ 1995
Maria Lalic
History Painting 14 Greek. Massicot 1995
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© Maria Lalic
Maria Lalic, ‘History Painting 17 Italian. Naples Yellow’ 1995
Maria Lalic
History Painting 17 Italian. Naples Yellow 1995
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© Maria Lalic
Maria Lalic, ‘History Painting 42 C20th. Winsor Yellow’ 1995
Maria Lalic
History Painting 42 C20th. Winsor Yellow 1995
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© Maria Lalic

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Gerhard Richter
Strip (921-6) 2011
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Room one: Start Display

Do we all see colours in the same way? Can colours remind us of a particular place or time? Can ...

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Room two: Start Display

What emotion do you feel when you think of a colour?

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