Tate

@tate

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 2 hours ago
    Check out @leesamantha's #HockneyInspired dish! Don't miss the David Hockney exhibition at #TateBritain, closing 29 May. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ・・・ Taste of "A Bigger Splash". Such an honour to create a piece inspired by David Hockney. Who has seen the #Hockney exhibition at @tate ? #HockneyInspired #breakfast #yogurt #bread #melon #avocado #jam
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  • about 4 hours ago
    Rather than focusing on the sitter’s occupation and status, Irving Penn’s corner portraits are innovative in their pose, composition and cropping, presenting well-known figures such as Salvador Dali in unexpected or even abstract ways and creating iconic images rather than mere likenesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Penn described the effect the corner setting had on the sitters: ‘This confinement, surprisingly, seemed to comfort people, soothing them. The walls were a surface to lean on or push against. For me the picture possibilities were interesting; limiting the subjects’ movements seemed to relieve me of part of the problem of holding onto them.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See this work on display in The #RadicalEye at Tate Modern until 21 May! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Irving Penn, Salvador Dali, New York 1947, The Sir Elton John Collection
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  • 1 day ago
    Step inside the mind of multimedia artist Wolfgang #Tillmans as he discusses ‘truth’ in a new interactive artwork - link in bio! Join us this Friday from 6pm at Uniqlo #TateLates for a free night dedicated to the work of Tillmans, including workshops, live music, pop-up events and film.
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  • 2 days ago
    Outpost Drive was one of the routes from #Hockney's hilltop home to his studio in the 1980s. Tell us about a landscape that inspires you! David Hockney, Outpost Drive, Hollywood 1980 © David Hockney
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  • 3 days ago
    #ArtWords: The theory of 'sublime art' was put forward by Edmund Burke, who defined the sublime as an artistic effect productive of the strongest emotion the mind is capable of feeling. The notion that a legitimate function of art can be to produce upsetting or disturbing effects was an important element in Romantic art and remains fundamental to art today. John Martin, The Great Day of His Wrath 1851–3, Tate Collection
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  • 4 days ago
    'A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.' - Paul Cézanne What inspires you? Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Water Jug c.1892–3, Tate Collection
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  • 5 days ago
    See one of America’s greatest abstract artists of the 20th century, #EllsworthKelly in a free exhibition @TateLiverpool​. Reflecting more than six decades of the artist’s career, the exhibition demonstrates Kelly's transformative impact on post-war abstraction through his use of intense colour, chance processes and shaped canvases, in which the painting becomes an object in its own right. Ellsworth Kelly, Méditerranée 1952 © Ellsworth Kelly
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  • 6 days ago
    See #CerithWynEvans's major new light installation now at Tate Britain! The artwork is made from almost 2km of neon lighting, suspended from the ceiling and configured into straight lines, sweeping curves and spiralling forms. Music by Cerith Wyn Evans and David Cunningham.
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  • 7 days ago
    What's your favourite artwork on display at Tate Britain? Sir John Everett Millais, Ophelia 1851–2, Tate Collection
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  • 8 days ago
    Love The #RadicalEye at Tate Modern? Check out Sir Elton John's playlist, created to accompany the exhibition. Link in bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Art is really a reflection of the times we live in, each musical movement from the beginning of the twentieth century, from ragtime to traditional jazz, to big bands, to blues, to jazz, to rock and roll, country music, it reflects a time in people’s lives. Visual art does exactly the same.’ - @eltonjohn ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Irving Penn, Elton John New York 1997, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection © Estate of Irving Penn c/o Wylie Agency, NY
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  • 9 days ago
    Tate St Ives has reopened after 18 months of refurbishment with The Studio and The Sea, a season of two exhibitions about the ceramics studio, the ocean and landscape. Large scale paintings, films and sculptures by British artist Jessica Warboys fill the ocean facing galleries this summer. To create her paintings, Warboys worked on the beach, casting mineral pigments directly onto a damp, folded canvas, which was then submerged under the sea before being pulled ashore.
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  • 10 days ago
    Happy #Easter everyone! Sir Cedric Morris, The Eggs 1944, Tate Collection
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