Glossary

Collage

Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface

Monochrome

Monochrome means one colour, so in relation to art, a monochrome artwork is one that includes only one colour

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe mixed-media constructions or assemblages usually designed for a specific place and for a temporary period of time

Videos

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Dave McKean on Paul Nash – 'The trenches completely changed him' | TateShots

Illustrator, filmmaker and comic book artist Dave McKean tells us about the influence of Paul Nash on his own work

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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

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Cécile B. Evans - 'We Live in a Really Unique Moment Now' | TateShots

Cécile B. Evans’s Tate Liverpool commission Sprung a Leak is a multi-dimensional work featuring two humanoid robots and a robot dog performing in the gallery

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Philippe Parreno – ‘It’s a half-mechanic, half-organic machine’ | TateShots

Philippe Parreno’s Anywhen installation brings video screens, bacteria and floating fish to Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Exam Help

Details

See details of everyday things in a new light and be dazzled by intricate and elaborate patterns and imagery

Architecture

Discover art inspired by architectural shapes and structures and artists who use architecture to explore society and identity

Assembled

Research art made by assembling ordinary things and extraordinary things from old photographs to scraps of junk

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Tate Exchange

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Play Street Art

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Tate Collectives: Showcase

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

Albums

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

In Depth

Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art

Find out about the history of performance at Tate

Tate Etc.

Between terror and ecstasy

Read about the theme of artistic hallucination within William Blake’s work

A-Z of Modernist Photography

Discover 26 things you need to know about this period of photography

Artists

Artist

Edward Krasinski

1925–2004
Artist

Rachel Whiteread

born 1963
Artist

Sarah Lucas

born 1962
Artist

Wolfgang Tillmans

born 1968

Art In The Collection

Sir John Everett Millais, Bt Ophelia

1851–2

Phil Collins Milan

2001

Michelangelo Pistoletto Venus of the Rags

1967, 1974