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Walks of art: Scottee on Francis Bacon and Soho

Discover the bars and members clubs which took artists such as Francis Bacon, from breakfast to bed

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Three images by Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus's photographs cut right to the quick of humanity, there is a directness to every shot that extends far ...

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Five things to know: Egon Schiele

Meet the radical artist who used a distinctive drawing style to create intimate and unapologetic portraits

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Art Terms

Find definitions of over 400 terms, including art movements, styles and techniques

Feminist art

Feminist art is art by artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory in the early 1970s

Surrealism

A twentieth-century literary, philosophical and artistic movement that explored the workings of the mind, championing the irrational, the poetic and the revolutionary

Pre-Raphaelite

The Pre-Raphaelites were a secret society of young artists (and one writer), founded in London in 1848. They were opposed to the Royal Academy’s promotion of the ideal as exemplified in the work of Raphael

Performance art

Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous or scripted

Young British Artists (YBAs)

The label Young British Artists (YBAs) is applied to a loose group of British artists who began to exhibit together in 1988 and who became known for their openness to materials and processes, shock tactics and entrepreneurial attitude

Abstract art

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect

Land art

Land art or earth art is art that is made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs

Impressionism

Impressionism developed in France in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches. Main impressionist subjects were landscapes and scenes of everyday life

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary period of time

Pop art

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and flourished in the 1960s in America and Britain, drawing inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture. Different cultures and countries contributed to the movement during the 1960s and 70s

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Where do art and migration meet?

What does art have to say about migration and belonging? Step into the shoes of artists, migrants, and makers as ...

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Consumerism, Power and the Everyday

Jessye from Tate Collective London shares her perspective on Barbara Kruger's work Who Owns What?

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Quiz: Which Arty Sport Should You Play?

Play art fun quizzes and personality quizzes on Tate Kids. Quiz: Which Arty Sport Should You Play?
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How to start a movement

Passionate about a cause and want to make a difference? Get mobilised with nine steps to starting your own movement ...

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Lifestyle and Legacy of the Bloomsbury Group

Privileged bohemians who dabbled in the arts – or creatives who made an important contribution to the development of modern ...

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Sugar, Salt and Curdled Milk: Millais and the Synthetic Subject

This article examines the sexual imagery of particular paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. It argues that criticism ...