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Art galleries in UK: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool & Tate St Ives. We aim to increase everyone's enjoyment and understanding of art.


  • about 23 hours ago
    Keep an eye out for our exclusive Instagram lives from The BMW #TateLive Exhibition this afternoon! ☝️️
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  • 2 days ago
    'People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.' - Claude Monet Claude Monet, Woman Seated on a Bench c.1874, Tate Collection
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  • 3 days ago
    We're excited to announce that due to high demand, David #Hockney at Tate Britain will be open until 10pm on selected evenings. Book now for tomorrow night! Link in bio.
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  • 4 days ago
    It's finally spring! We love the blossoms and colours in Parson's paintings. What's your favourite thing about the season? Alfred Parsons, When Nature Painted all Things Gay exhibited 1887, Tate Collection
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  • 5 days ago
    #ArtWords: 'Performance art' is where an action or series of actions becomes the artwork. It is sometimes carefully planned and scripted but can also be spontaneous and random. Although it often takes place in front of an audience and may involve audience participation – or the orchestration of other participants by the artist – it can also be an action performed privately by the artist. Performance art has origins in futurism and dada, but became a major phenomenon in the 1960s and 1970s and can be seen as a branch of conceptual art. See unmissable performance art as part of the BMW #TateLive Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights, launching this Friday at Tate Modern. Link in bio! Ligia Lewis, minor matter, photo: Martha Glenn
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  • 6 days ago
    Fiona Banner's 'Break Point' 1998 is a large painting comprising sixty-six rows of red text written horizontally, which collectively describe a car chase. The text is a description of a scene from the film Point Break (dir. Kathryn Bigelow, 1991), and in preparation for making this painting Banner watched this section of the film and wrote an account of it, which she then used as the text for the painting. In a 2009 interview the artist observed that in these works ‘the narrative is kind of scrambled’, stating that this reflects her interest in the limits of linguistic communication: 'We’re bound to work with [language] but sometimes it’s not enough, or it’s in the way, and obviously sometimes (in life and in art) it doesn’t work right as a tool for communication.'
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  • 7 days ago
    Which Tate exhibition are you most excited about? Amedeo Modigliani, The Little Peasant c.1918, Tate Collection
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  • 8 days ago
    Planning a visit to Robert Rauschenberg in its final weeks? Make a day of it - visit #Rauschenberg and Wolfgang #Tillmans at Tate Modern (plus a drink in between!) for £25. Link in bio! Robert Rauschenberg, Charlene 1954 © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
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  • 9 days ago
    #WorkOfTheWeek: Toby Ziegler's 'The Hedonistic Imperative (2nd version)' 2006 is a large canvas covered with gold leaf that has been scratched and marked with graphite and painted with repeated geometric patterns suggestive of cloud formations. The title of this work is derived from a theory of the same name proposed by philosophers and scientists in the 1990s which suggests that all incidences of pain in humans can be eradicated through genetic engineering, nanotechnology and drugs. Although Ziegler has not discussed the connection between this theory and his work, the painting could be seen to use technological means to break down the aesthetic qualities of the cloud image and manipulate them in a way that heightens the viewer’s pleasure. Toby Ziegler, The Hedonistic Imperative (2nd version) 2006, Tate Collection
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  • 10 days ago
    See Josef Breitenbach’s ‘Portrait of Patricia’ on display now in Tate Modern’s Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From the Sir Elton John Collection. Featuring works from seminal figures including Man Ray, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti and Brassai, The Radical Eye offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see iconic modernist photography exhibited together for the first time. #radicaleye Josef Breitenbach, Portrait of Patricia, c.1942. The Sir Elton John Photography Collection © Josef and Yaye Breitenbach Foundation
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  • 11 days ago
    This painting by Lubaina Himid shares its title with a work by James Tissot called 'Between the Two My Heart is Balanced'. In Tissot’s etching, a British soldier in a Highland uniform is shown sitting in a small boat between two white women, with a series of grander vessels behind them. Whereas Tissot’s work implies that the man is torn between two potential lovers, Himid’s adoption of the title holds alternative implications, suggesting the struggles for identity and belonging faced by migrants travelling across oceans and seas. Lubaina Himid, 'Between the Two my Heart is Balanced' 1991, Tate Collection
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  • 12 days ago
    #ArtWords: 'Fin de Siècle' is a French phrase meaning ‘end of century’ and is applied specifically to the end of the nineteenth century. Fin de Siècle is an umbrella term embracing symbolism and decadence which peaked in 1890s, and expresses an apocalyptic sense of the end of a phase of civilisation. The real end of this era came not in 1900 but with First World War 1914. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Two Friends 1894, Tate Collection
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