Five things to know: Otto Dix

We look at five top things to know about one of the great realist painters of the twentieth century


MixTate: Hieroglyphic Being on Wifredo Lam

For the thirteenth in our series, Chicago-born Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being) presents a new piece of music inspired by ...

Behind The Scenes

Making The Squash

Take a look at the how we made The Squash, from artist studio visit to the final build

Artists In the Collection

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


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


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 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

Art In The Collection


Be Inspired

Tate Kids Quiz

Quiz: Which Arty Fruit Are You?

Play art fun quizzes and personality quizzes on Tate Kids. Quiz: Which Arty Fruit Are You?
Tate Kids Who Are They?

Who is Anthea Hamilton?

Welcome to the wonderful (and weird) world of Anthea Hamilton

Look Closer

Explore From Tarzan to Rambo

Exploring how Sonia Boyce explores her own sense of self in relation to media images of blackness and whiteness in ...

Dig Deeper

Tate Etc

Crazier Than I Look?

Egon Schiele's self-portraits have often been regarded as the works of a tortured, introspective artist, but this notion blinds us ...

Picture Essay

Art and Pornography

Tread the line between creativity and sex as we explore what separates these two terms

Tate Etc

The Gesamtwerker: László Moholy-Nagy

Stuart Bailey assesses László Moholy-Nagy's importance as a graphic designer