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Five Ways to Paint a Body

Explore different approaches to depicting the human figure through the work of five great British artists

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Is there more to life modelling than posing nude?

Discover the confidence and creativity needed to undress in the name of art

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Picasso 1932: The Year of Wonders: by Achim Borchardt-Hume

In 1932, Picasso created a ground-breaking series of paintings and prints that showed him at the very height of his ...

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

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

Feminist art

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

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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Make a Robot

Grab some bits and bobs from around the house and create an art-inspired robot

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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 ...

Tate Collectives Showcase

A platform for young people to showcase your art and ideas with Tate and each other

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Homage to Bacon

We bring together a mix of writers, museum directors, artists, musicians and filmmakers to pay homage to the legendary artist

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Abstraction and Decoration

Abstraction and Decoration, part of Tate Research publication 'In Focus: Pompeii 1959 by Hans Hofmann' by Emily Warner, published January ...
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The Performer: Joan Jonas talks to Rachel Rose

Joan Jonas is an artist and filmmaker who, in the early 1970s, pioneered the use of video and performance in ...

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Cultural Identity

Explore the importance of the development of 'Cultural Identity' to the artists within ARTIST ROOMS