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    Michael Bird, Anthony Frost, Andrew Lanyon, Rose Hilton

    For a few extraordinary years in the post-war era, the small town of St Ives was an art centre of international significance. While it was often...

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    Vincent Katz

    Robert Rauschenberg was fascinated by Willem de Kooning, and in 1953 asked the artist if he could erase one of his drawings as an act of art. The...

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    John Burnside

    In his first visit to the Tate archive, John Burnside communes with the paintbox of Paul Nash

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    Francis Wells, Alexa de Ferranti, Desmond Morris, Dan Hays, Jim Drain

    Francis Wells on Luke Fildes's The Doctor 1891, Alexa de Ferranti on William Hogarth's The Painter and his Pug 1745, Desmond Morris on Francis...

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    Deborah Jowitt

    The American artist David Smith was best known for his large muscular sculptures –  the product of heavy welding and much sweat....

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    Candida Smith

    David Smith's daughter Candida Smith describes her childhood at Bolton Landing, and the artist in his studio

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    Will Self

    In the Studio: Will Self tracks the ever-changing relationship between the literary and visual arts from John Keats to J.G. Ballard

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    Patrick Frey

    The diverse body of work created by the Fischli/Weiss collaboration ranges from polyurethane trompe l’oeil buckets to films of home-made rocket...

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    Michel Onfray, Jenny Uglow, Chuck Close, George Carey, Derek Wilson

    To coincide with Holbein in England at Tate Britain, five contributors respond to the work of the artist. Michel Onfray, Jenny Uglow, Chuck Close,...

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    Christopher Turner

    Jake and Dinos Chapman obsessively return to Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes’ gore-filled The Disasters of War series. Jake himself describes...

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    Jan Avgikos

    Peter Fischli and David Weiss's first New York solo exhibition in 1986 at the Sonnabend Gallery featured replicas of regular household items carved...

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    Dan Graham

    Dan Graham on John Martin's painting of the Apocalypse, The Great Day of His Wrath

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    Brian Dillon

    ‘Erasure is merely a matter of making things disappear: there is always some detritus strewn about in the aftermath…some reminder of the violence...

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    Ryan Gander

    Ryan Gander praises Peter Fischli and David Weiss's ten-point manifesto How to work better

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    Rebecca Smith

    David Smith was best known for his large, muscular sculptures, but also had a vivid interest in contemporary dance. Here his daughter Rebecca Smith...

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    Gabriel Ramin Schor

    Gabriel Ramin Schor surveys the dark passages of black’s meaning and how artists have used it in their work.

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    Adrian Glew

    Wassily Kandinsky's ground-breaking theoretical publication Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1912), with its emphasis on colours as "vibrations of...

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    Vincent Pécoil

    When David Brewster invented the kaleidoscope in 1816 he created geometric imagery with light. The geometric art that followed played on the idea...

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    John Banville

    John Banville writes a personal appreciation of Rothko after a visit to Tate Modern's Rothko Room.

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    James Hall

    English visual art contains a wealth of bondage imagery, particularly from Aubrey Beardsley, the master of the whiplash line. James Hall, explores...

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