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Screw Tate Modern! Come to Saatchi instead!
Saatchi Gallery (London)
Member Name: mattconnect
Saatchi Gallery (London)
Advantages: A great atmospheric gallery with great art work!
Disadvantages: slightly difficult to find
The Saatchi Gallery has a range of modern to contemporary art, and is siturated in London.
~~~LOCATION AND ACCESS~~~
The Saatchi Gallery is situated in Sloane Square, Central London, a short 5-10 minute walk from the underground station. I was surprised at the lack of signs that showed where it was, and I was lucky I had printed off a Google Map!! If I was not as prepared, I may never have got there!!
However, if you walk straight out the station and straight on , you'd get there eventually...
The gallery is large, with work well spaced out. The rooms are mostly neutral, with a white wall, well lit, and bright, open atmosphere. The gallery is not at all crowded, you can feel very close to the art, with alot of it UN-barricaded.
The space is open, hence alot of walking, and its spread over about 3-4 floors, so there are a few sets of stairs to walk! However, the building itself is of a modern, minimilistic style, which is a very nice setting anyway.
~~~RANGE OF ART AND APPEAL~~~
There is a range of art that is displayed, mostly comtemporary to modern. It showcases a range of sculpture, painting and installation work.
When I went, I was especially looking forward to the spiral staircase sculpture, and I loved it, very unique, and amazing. Other works I liked include the paintings by Kristen Baker.
Overall, the works are colourful, uplifting and most are thought provoking.
After my first time there, this is one of my favourite galleries in London. It is due to the fact that the location and the building itself is attractive, it provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere.
Inside, the art is well spaced, not crowded, so it feels less of a tourist attraction, but rather a place to just enjoy art. A very memorable art gallery!
I would recommend this to anyone interested in art for an alternative visit, don't just stick to the boring V&A, National Gallery or Tate Modern, and come here instead!
Summary: A much better alternative to the tate modern
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