Five Stories of Queer Artists

As the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art comes to Tate Britain, we tell five important queer stories

8 Things to Know: Alberto Giacometti

Explore the life and work of this celebrated sculptor and painter

Studying truth with Wolfgang Tillmans

Step inside the mind of German multimedia artist, Wolfgang Tillmans with this digital interactive artwork

Artists in the Collection


Claude Cahun


Juan Uslé

born 1954

Augustus John OM


Sheela Gowda

born 1957

Art terms

Performance art

Performance art is where an action or series of actions becomes the artwork


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


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

Land art

Land 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

Art in the Collection


Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman (Fernande)


Francesca Woodman Providence, Rhode Island, 1976


Andreas Gursky Bahrain I


Get Involved

Celebrate, champion, double-click: A Women’s History Month how-to

Find out how you can support women in art this month, online and off

Play Street Art

Make your mark on Tate Modern with our new game

Tate Collectives: Showcase

Create a portfolio, share your work and be inspired by others


Group together art from our collection, your notes and share it 

Dig deeper

Tate Etc.

Hockney's World of Pictures

Martin Gayford, writer and art critic for The Spectator discusses Hockney's influences


Abstract Painting c.1914 by Vanessa Bell

This In Focus presents the first sustained analysis of this enigmatic painting – now regarded as a key work in Bell’s oeuvre and in the histories of British and European modernism

Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art

This project and timeline explores the history of performance art at Tate from the 1960s to 2016