DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century: How it looked & how it felt

Tate Liverpool, 8 September 2007  –  1 April 2009

Exhibition guide


Pablo Picasso, Weeping Woman, 1937
Robert Delaunay
Windows Open Simultaneously (First Part, Third Motif)  1912
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DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century: How it looked and how it felt presents major works of art from the Tate Collection across three floors of the Gallery, forming the largest single display to date of the Collection at Tate Liverpool.

Presenting important historic, modern and contemporary works the display explores the art of the twentieth century, and its legacies in the twenty-first, focusing on the development of figurative and abstract art.

The display is arranged thematically and divided into two main sections: Figurative Art on the first floor and Abstraction on the second floor. In each, a series of themed rooms present a rich variety of approaches to figuration and abstraction, revealing a century of influences, connections and continuities.

On the ground floor, two consecutive solo exhibitions present work by major British artists – opening with abstract artist Bridget Riley in September 2007, followed by figurative artist Stanley Spencer in January 2008.

To find out more about the works and artists on display visit the Information and Video rooms at the far end of the first floor displays.