Lichtenstein  a retrospective

This was a very special event for us as this was the first ever thing we have done with Jimmy where we purely interpreted what we saw – there was no tactile aids (apart from our hands), there was nothing in the exhibition  that could be touched
but we know jimmy enough to know that he would like it
he would like the colours, and the size and the subject matter

There was a high risk of us getting in there and he would get the hump
but he continuosly asked questions about the exhibit
and was genuinely interested.

Once upon a time this would never of happened
but he knows us now know enough to trust our judgement

 
Jimmy loves colour
and he loves fun, different,quirky things

This did feel strange, just signing to him, without putting his hands
on various objects etc to help explain

In theory we could have even missed this out, but
the positioning of our hands helped him to build up the composition
in his mind

The colours amused him as most things are black or white with Jimmy (metaphorically speaking)
so to have an object that it the wrong colour is silly and in jimmys eyes completely hillarious
ie – the blue face below

Recently Jimmy has started to draw
which is great
and the first picture we saw was of a house with windows and a tree and a sun
Jimmy liked this a lot
he said it was beautiful
for him the colours were correct
i tried to explain Litchensteins use of dots
but without props this was hard to get across
but i dare say it is something that will be reverted back to in the future
– maybe making pictures on like a peg board
This worked on 2 levels
1 – she was nude!
2 – she was blue
Jimmy laughed at this because of the boobs being in odd positions
and he also said the face was like an owl
This was interesting as the ladys were half white and half pink
the whole shade thing dosent seem to work with jimmy
 This was a favourite!
i think it was the shape
and the subject matter that he liked – if this was 3 dimensional he would have loved it

Lichtenstein. A Retrospective. 
Tate Modern, London 

The first peice that we touched was
David Smith (1906–1965)
the home of a welder
in bronze

The gloves took some explaining but we got there

 
 
This was amazing for jimmy to feel
it was like a treasure hunt
moving from 1 thing to another
and like most art
it is up to the individual to make of it what they will
so although some items we definite
others were quite ellusive, so jimmy would tell us what he thought they may be

after all this was based on dreams

 
To my amusement, the second piece that we got to feel was
Henri Laurens (1885–1954) –
L’Automne in Bronze

For those of you that know Jimmy they could not have picked a better sculpture!
Jimmy has a grand love for curvy women so this made his day
he loved the different shapes, and despite it being stylised each part was still very reckonisable to him
We attracted quite a crowd!

i lost count how many times he went back to the breasts!

Feeling the artists signature
A Huge Thank you to
Andrew Mashigo 
for his help and support in arranging this trip
www.mamomiinitiative.com

And to our Guide Deborah
who showed us around 
who was very friendly and helpful