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British Art Network

The British Art Network is a Subject Specialist Network bringing together professionals working on British art including curators, researchers and ...

Richard Deacon Out of Order and A Ribbon Bow

In February 2014, Tate Britain presents a major retrospective of the work of Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon. Associated interview ...
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On the Evolution of a Peer-led Programmme: Tate Forum

This paper reflects on the development of Tate Forum, Tate Britain’s peer-led youth group (established 2002), drawing on interviews ...


Bodies of Nature Essay Bodies of (Human) Nature: Nymphs in British Art 1780–1840

Bodies of (Human) Nature: Nymphs in British Art 1780–1840. Essay by Cora Gilroy-Ware for Tate's BT Spotlights display ...
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Kenneth Clark and the Death of Painting

Martin Hammer reviews Kenneth Clark’s public spat with Herbert Read about modern art, which erupted in successive issues of ...

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The Arctic Fantasies of Edwin Landseer and Briton Riviere: Polar Bears, Wilderness and Notions of the Sublime

Nineteenth-century images of the Arctic suggest that the sublime lost its religious and moral dimensions. While Frederic Church’s painting ...


Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows exhibited 1831 by John Constable Reassessing the Rainbow

Tate Research In Focus project on John Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831

Wrestlers 1914, cast 1965, by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Muscular Modernism

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

Something's wrong Melanie McGrath on Tracey Emin

Few artists are subjected to fierce public scrutiny in the British tabloids like Tracey Emin. But is she a great ...


Meryon 1960–1 by Franz Kline A Passion for the Print

In Focus study by AnnMarie Perl on Meryon 1960–1 by Franz Kline, a Tate Research publication
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Sugar, Salt and Curdled Milk: Millais and the Synthetic Subject

This article examines the sexual imagery of particular paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. It argues that criticism ...

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August Sander’s Portraits of Persecuted Jews

Countering the characterisation of August Sander’s work as politically neutral, Rose-Carol Washton Long argues that the ‘The Persecuted’ and ...


Salt Flat 1968 by Dennis Oppenheim Finding ‘Salt Flat’

John Blakinger on the site and location of Salt Flat 1968 by Dennis Oppenheim | part of a Tate In Focus ...
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Listening for the Sublime: Aural-Visual Improvisations in Nineteenth-Century Musical Art

Music’s capacity to expose the contradictions which emerged within late nineteenth-century understandings of the sublime is explored in relation ...

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Curving Round: David Sylvester and the ‘Rediscovery’ of David Bomberg

Lee Hallman considers how David Sylvester’s role in the rehabilitation of David Bomberg’s reputation in the 1950s and ...

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Psychosis and the Sublime in American Art: Rothko and Smithson The Sublime Object

This paper addresses the work of Mark Rothko (1903–1970) and Robert Smithson (1938–1973), and, referring to the philosopher ...

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Border Crossing

Nahnou-Together is a partnership programme involving art museums and an informal art school, in Amman, Damascus and London. This paper ...

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No End to the End: The Desert as Eschatology in Late Modernity

At the height of the Cold War, artists, writers and filmmakers in America turned to the desert as a space ...