Art Trip: London | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

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Mark Stevenson · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

It’s great to see the wonderful, vibrant, diverse art London has to offer. Makes me wonder why you felt the need to rip on Abstract Expressionism (your reluctant praise of the work seemed beside the point). The political history of the time was unfair and underrepresented huge numbers of people from many backgrounds, but this is STILL great art made in a historically tight time and space. In order to understand it deeply we need to see how these artists influenced each other. This show was not an attack on diversity; it’s a detailed study of a movement without which most of the other art you enjoyed would not exist.

Al Green - Light Through Glass · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

'One that hasn't yet been told' – status-obsessed mainstream curators just aren't that interested in unknowns- fortunately as you found there are the venues that cater to new/alternate thought and expression – art for arts sake.

Inessa Maria · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Amazing

ringdigger · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I’m speechless by your interpretation. I’ve visited many of these art installations in London and I don’t have any of the words or expressions or interpretations to vocalise in the slightest in the way you just have.

Mantse Gh · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I'm visiting all these places soon

scorpioninpink · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

The 4th Plinth is actually planned to house the statue of Queen Elizabeth II after she dies. Which will be underwhelming as it had house great scupltures

AngelHQ · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Pretty funny how you putted yourself in the frame like that at 9:57. It's like "What?" xD

Richard Lund · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I have been to many museums and the Tate Modern is my favorite!

jacek pokrak · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

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Mohamad Kebbewar · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Lovely, thank you for this tour.

jacek pokrak · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

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Welcome to the Museum · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Too much indeed. Need a year or two to comprehend everything in Londres

Andrea Egea · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I understand you guys don’t have time to talk about all the art works that have been displayed at the fourth plinth, but maybe mentioning Alison Lapper Pregnant, instead of the blue cock for example, would have been cool. 💕

Araweelo Spirit · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Wait wait wait. You mean YOU DIDN'T go into Somerset house. What a missed opportunity. Seriously stupid move

Araweelo Spirit · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I was in the video. Wow!!!

DaBoff99 · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Thanks for informing me the Tate Modern gives equal billing to women artists and artists across the globe. I agree with your perspective that the photographs you showed in the National Portrait Gallery were more expressive than the recent Royal portraiture. When I visited Summer 2017 there was a good exhibition of recent painted portraits, the one of Norman Lamb MP sticks in my head.

John Harris · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

11:30 "Oh and artists" Loved the sass in that commentary

John Castle · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I think great artists do art as a kind of therapy ,crappy artists do it to make money ,that's why you see so much crappy art .

James Oliver · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

ABSTRACT ART IS BORING AND REQUIRES NO TALENT OR THINKING

Hoxton Square · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

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joshuwa · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

You seem to have been there when the weather was unnaturally good making all the art look 20x better

gavin Reid · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

In Trafalgar square is the National Gallery ,one of the best and biggest art galleries in the world . You never visited !!! Tate Britain can be reached from Tate Modern by a boat ride along the river. You need to return.

songofsunrise · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I actually thought there'd be an assignment at the end of the video!!
Impressed with how much you packed into a few days in London… London is always too much, I find. But I'm still here. All the art…I can't leave it…

Vision From The Roots · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

You are talking way too fast

Atelieri Design · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

You are living the life I want and need.

Crushi! Official Channel of Music, Art and Weird · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Haven't we leart (learned) that no art is "good" or "bad"?

Crushi! Official Channel of Music, Art and Weird · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Thank you so much for the tour and information! Astoundingly amazing series on youtube! Thank you so much!

Darkvine · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I should visit that Courtauld institute sometime, masterpiece overload

gene · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

London is beautiful. I'd love to visit there someday.

gene · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I was at Art Basal in Hong Kong few months ago and 9:58 was what it exactly felt like. You get overwhelmed by so many arts that you can't stop and appreciate them individually. It's more of a commercial event.

I'd much prefer sitting down in a gallery and listen to people explain what the painting means.

Amy Collins · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Okay. I found the art in this video interesting and intriguing. Want to see more. Know absolutely nothing about art. Going to London in September. Where should I go? ~polite request for help!~

Alex Colley Hart · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Great video!

Loba Étoile · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Art makes me happy. 😀

Wes · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

get it sarah!

Emogenji · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Reinhardt?! OVERWATCH

Turbo Bus · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Oh my god!! Why does this channel have to be so pc?

KatOfDiamonds · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Well, I did not expect to be teary eyed at the end of this video.
💗

leafgreen92 · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

My favorite kind of video! thanks art assignment!

Abstract Aspie Moon · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I was there with my family from Friday to Sunday (my 18th birthday). We didn't have the time to see everything so I'm glad to see you uploading this video 🙂

Arianna Rabin · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I loved this video! I am from London and I am so glad to see all my wonderful city has to offer appreciated 🙂 I must get to all these exhibitions!!

would also recommend to anyone reading kenwood house and leighton house; kenwood is in hampstead and is a georgian house full of wonderful old master works, it's a lot like the borghese in rome or the frick in new york, and leighton house is the home of frederic leighton in kensington, decorated in an Orientalist style and full of lots of drawings by he and his contemporaries.

Moon Safari Films · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

William Eggleston is my new obsession, thanks for the heads up.

TheCowgirlgem · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I wish this video had have come out before the Guerrilla Girls Frieze Art Fair video. I think this video had some important context for it that was missing from the Guerrilla Girls video. Or that that video had and introduction explaining how the art fair worked and how much it cost to even visit.

Morgan Smith · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I was lucky enough to do a study abroad to London two summers ago, and omg this made me miss it so much. I got to see the big blue cock, I sat with my class while we ate breakfast and people watched as others looked at it, or took selfies with it. We got see Matisse's cut out show in the Tate modern, and I love that building to death. The white chapel gallery is amazing! I spent so much time in that neighborhood, and bought way to many clothes!And we got to see / interact with Maria Abramovic works in the serpentine gallery. The modern building next to is amazing, and has an amazing story. I could spend years in the national portrait gallery! I went back 3 times just to see the self portrait made of blood. And regents park is where I loved to hang out when I wasn't in a gallery. Ugh and the science museum is so much fun! Thank you for reminding me of these fun times, and really making me want to go back

NotThatHunter · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

It's funny that you invoke Brexit in Trafalgar Square – when I was there in July, the statue of Geroge IV had been adorned with a European flag in protest.

scozio · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

I totally enjoyed this art full immersion, and I appreciate not spending precious video time on food! Having said that, there was a shocking lack of AFC Wimbledon footage! 🙂

rascorpia · May 30, 2019 at 9:32 am

Ceilia Hampton's work has me so conflicted.

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