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Richard Deacon: Not Yet Beautiful

In February 2014, Tate Britain presents a major retrospective of the work of Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon. Associated interview ...
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Reasoned Exhibitions: Blake in 1809 and Reynolds in 1813

This paper considers Blake’s 1809 exhibition in the light of the nascent practice of retrospective exhibitions and compares it ...


Object Dialogue Boxes

This paper will present an emerging artistic practice that employs the unexpected and unfamiliar as minor provocations to stimulate enquiry-based ...


Sounds of War and Peace

Susan Philipsz has created a sound work for Tate Britain using war-damaged musical instruments. Sombre and peaceful, the work provides ...



Sarah Victoria Turner explores the circumstances of the making of the relief and the posthumous cast of Wrestlers by Henri ...

Dance, Theatre and Performance

Tate Research In Focus project on The Deluge 1920 by Winifred Knights

Five ways to look at Malevich’s Black Square

So, what is the big deal about Malevich’s Black Square? You may have heard about it having ‘mystical ways ...

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‘I’d like to have stepped on Goya’s toes, shouted in his ears and punched him in the face’: Jake and Dinos Chapman

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

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Paintings on Canvas: Lining and Alternatives

This paper catalogues major changes in attitude during the last thirty years to conservation practice for the treatment of degraded ...

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Thomas Guest and Paul Nash in Wiltshire: Two Episodes in the Artistic Approach to British Antiquity

The artistic representation of British antiquity brings in its wake a problem of methodology: how are the working assumptions of ...

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The art of noise

Almost 100 years ago, shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo proposed the ...

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I've never painted an abstract picture in my life: Howard Hodgkin in conversation

He grew up in a home full of Omega Workshop objects, before being evacuated to New York during the Second ...

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Actions speak louder: The programme in the Tate Tanks

The Underground chambers of the old power station at Bankside, where oil once lurked with electric potential, will soon open ...

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An Alternative National Gallery: Blake’s 1809 Exhibition and the Attack on Evangelical Culture

This essay suggests that Blake’s 1809 exhibition was haunted by the memory of the Irish painter James Barry (1741 ...


Dalston, Then and Now: An Interview with John Smith

This In Focus project explores the production context of The Girl Chewing Gum and charts its intersections with debates concerning ...
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The deliberate accident in art: Blots

Ever since Leonardo da Vinci urged artists to search for inspiration in the dirt on walls or the streaked patterns ...

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All about cubism

Discover the radical 20th century art movement. This resource introduces cubist artists, ideas and techniques and provides discussion and activities.

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Lingering at the threshold between word and image: Cy Twombly

Coinciding with Cy Twombly’s 80th birthday, Tate Modern is staging the first retrospective of the American artist’s work ...