Whether you’re in need of warming colours or a dose of cheerful subject matter, here’s a selection of lively works from Tate’s collection to chase away the winter blues

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  • Karel Appel, 'Hip, Hip, Hoorah!' 1949

    Karel Appel
    Hip, Hip, Hoorah! 1949
    Oil on canvas
    support: 817 x 1270 mm
    Purchased with assistance from Evelyn, Lady Downshire's Trust Fund and the Gytha Trust 1988 Karel Appel Foundation

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  • Sir Anthony Caro, 'Yellow Swing' 1965

    Sir Anthony Caro
    Yellow Swing 1965
    Painted steel
    object: 1791 x 1981 x 3975 mm
    Purchased 1965 Anthony Caro/Barford Sculptures Ltd

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  • Fernand Léger, 'Still Life with a Beer Mug' 1921-2

    Fernand Lger
    Still Life with a Beer Mug 1921-2
    Oil on canvas
    support: 921 x 600 mm frame: 1074 x 747 x 70 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1976 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Marc Chagall, 'The Dance and the Circus' 1950

    Marc Chagall
    The Dance and the Circus 1950
    Oil on canvas
    support: 349 x 267 mm
    Presented by the artist 1953 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Colin Self, 'Little Cuddly Baby Communist' 1987

    Colin Self
    Little Cuddly Baby Communist 1987
    Collage on paper
    support: 760 x 561 mm
    Purchased 1994 Colin Self. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002

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  • Sir Terry Frost, 'Zebra' 1972

    Sir Terry Frost
    Zebra 1972
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 784 x 581 mm
    Presented by Waddington Galleries through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 The estate of Sir Terry Frost

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  • Herbert Bayer, 'Four Yellow Corners' 1969

    Herbert Bayer
    Four Yellow Corners 1969
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 457 x 457 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 DACS, 2002

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  • Pablo Picasso, 'The Three Dancers' 1925

    Pablo Picasso
    The Three Dancers 1925
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2153 x 1422 mm frame: 2232 x 1507 x 107 mm
    Purchased with a special Grant-in-Aid and the Florence Fox Bequest with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery and the Contemporary Art Society 1965
    © Succession Picasso/DACS 2002

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  • David Hockney, 'Caribbean Tea Time' 1987

    David Hockney
    Caribbean Tea Time 1987
    Lithograph, screenprint, collage and stencil on paper
    unconfirmed: 2152 x 851 mm unconfirmed: 2152 x 851 mm unconfirmed: 2152 x 851 mm unconfirmed: 2152 x 851 mm
    Presented by the artist 1993 David Hockney 2010

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  • Jeff Koons, 'Winter Bears' 1988

    Jeff Koons
    Winter Bears 1988
    Polychromed wood
    displayed: 1245 x 1170 x 450 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Jeff Koons

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