How to look

posted by Bridget on 24 October 2013

Adrian Searle wonders how much he can take in on just one viewing

The new exhibition of Paul Klee at the Tate Modern is garnering much praise from the critics. In his review for The Guardian, Adrian Searle expounds on his experience of visiting the exhibition and how the restless nature of the work demands a "lot of looking at".

In discussing the mesmeric quality of these paintings, Searle provides excellent advice on how to get the most out of Klee's work, advice which would be a good approach for viewing any exhibition.

"You need to sidle up to things, let your eyes snag on a details, get sucked in then turn away again, allowing yourself to look while your mind is elsewhere. Being inattentive is as important as close inspection."

To read more of Searle's review click here.

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