I was nervous about visiting the new Tate Modern gallery

Modern Art


I was nervous about visiting the new Tate Modern gallery as, like many people, I can make head nor (13) .... of modern art. I know I quite like some of it, furry things in particular, neon light sculptures and massive photographs. Perhaps if I were better informed about it, I'd have an opinion on more things. There again, you're not meant to (14) .... about it in a school-essay way. The point is not to grasp art, but to let it communicate with you. This is a splendid idea but one that never worked for me in (15) ..... But this new gallery has tried to give the visitor a genuine insight into the whys and wherefores of the works. The first thing I noticed were the labels, proper labels that set a work in (16) .... and actually told you what it was trying to say. Instead of staring (17) .... at the pictures as I used to, these (18) .... of information helped me understand.


13 A foot B tail C heart D heel

14 A set B look C start D put

15 A honesty B purpose C practice D action

16 A context B place C contrast D situation

17 A barely B clearly C blankly D plainly

18 A nuggets B abstracts C extracts D cuttings

I was nervous about visiting the new Tate Modern gallery

Text: Cambridge University Press

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