Surrealism was a movement which began in the 1920s of writers and artists (including Salvador Dalí and René Magritte), who experimented with ways of unleashing the subconscious imagination

American social realist photography

American social realist photography refers to photographs that documented rural poverty during America’s Great Depression of the 1930s and 1940s

Abstract expressionism

Abstract expressionism is the term applied to new forms of abstract art developed by American painters such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the 1940s and 1950s, often characterized by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity



Sir Elton John’s Modernist Photography Collection – A Home Tour

Sir Elton John introduces us to his passion for collecting and his Modernist Photography collection which he lives with, in a home tour


Dr James Fox on Paul Nash

Art historian Dr James Fox talks about the work of Paul Nash

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Tate Exchange

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Tate Collectives: Showcase

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

In Depth

Artists' Photographs

Glimpse artists’ lives and relationships, and what inspired them

The rules of art according to Rauschenberg

Explore our visual article, packed with archival images, video and handwritten texts

Turner Prize Timeline

Explore the history of one of the most established contemporary art prizes in the world alongside related key news events, from 1984 to present



Sonia Boyce

born 1962

Ilya Kabakov

born 1933

Steve McQueen

born 1969

Roy Lichtenstein


Anni Albers


Art In The Collection

VALIE EXPORT Identity Transfer 2

1968, printed late 1990s

Marcel Duchamp Fountain

1917, replica 1964

Edgar Degas Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

1880–1, cast c.1922

Bridget Riley Nataraja