Exploring Art and Disability

In the Gallery

Audio Description of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

Listen to and watch an in-depth audio description of John Singer Sargent's Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

Inspired by

Listen to Salisbury Cathedral

What does a painting sound like? Hear the sheep in the fields and the ring in the bells in this ...


Art Beyond Sight

How might someone with limited sight experience a painting?

Tate Kids Kids’ View

Sign Language and Art

Find out about photography and sign language with artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

Artists In the Collection

Art Terms

Find definitions of over 400 terms, including art movements, styles and techniques


Bloomsbury is the name commonly used to identify a circle of intellectuals and artists who lived in Bloomsbury, near central London, in the period 1904–40

Feminist art

Feminist art explores gender-related experiences within society, often with the aim to expose embedded inequalities and show alternatives to dominant gender roles

Performance art

Performance art is where an action or series of actions becomes the artwork

Abject art

Abject art is used to describe artworks which explore themes that transgress and threaten our sense of cleanliness and propriety particularly referencing the body and bodily functions

Identity politics

Identity politics is the term used to describe an anti-authoritarian political and cultural movement that gained prominence in the USA and Europe in the mid-1980s, asking questions about identity, repression, inequality and injustice and often focusing on the experience of certain marginalised groups

Abstract art

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect

Land art

Land art or earth art is art that is made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs


Impressionism developed in France in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches. Main impressionist subjects were landscapes and scenes of everyday life

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary period of time

Pop art

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and flourished in the 1960s in America and Britain, drawing inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture. Different cultures and countries contributed to the movement during the 1960s and 70s

Art In The Collection


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Talking Point

What does it mean to be a woman in art?

With shifting political landscapes and women's marches happening around the world, how are women artists addressing their rights and identities ...

Look Closer

Explore From Tarzan to Rambo

Exploring how Sonia Boyce explores her own sense of self in relation to media images of blackness and whiteness in ...

Tate Kids Paint and Draw

Make an Op Art Plant Pot

Use lines, zig-zags and spots to paint a pot which makes your eyes go funny!

Dig Deeper

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Story of an Artwork: Merry-Go-Round 1916

Mark Gertler's Merry-Go-Round is one of the most recognisable works in Tate's collection, but how did the painting come about?

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Skin Bags

What do we see in the mirror? We all age, and yet we all battle against the inexorable decline of ...

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Opinion: Art and Democracy

John-Paul Stonard responds to Ai Weiwei's quotation on art's relation to democracy

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Santu Mofokeng: Making History

Sean O'Toole celebrates the life and work of the South African social documentary photographer Santu Mofokeng