Five Things to Know about Huguette Caland

Read the fascinating story of an artist who defied conventions to make her mark in the art world


The Art of Improvisation

What happens when we ‘go with the flow’?


How Kusama paved the way for art today

Discover three ways in which she revolutionised the art world

Artists In the Collection

Art Terms


Group of artists who practised a form of kinetic art using light and motion

Relational aesthetics

Term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency he noticed in fine art practice to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context


Engraving is a printmaking technique that involves making incisions into a metal plate which retain the ink and form the printed image


Surrealism was a movement which began in the 1920s of writers and artists (including Salvador Dalí and René Magritte), who experimented with ways of unleashing the subconscious


Bauhaus was a revolutionary school of art, architecture and design established by Walter Gropius at Weimar in Germany in 1919


Three-dimensional art made by one of four basic processes: carving, modelling, casting, constructing

Fairy painting

Fairy painting is particularly associated with the Victorian period, art that depicts fairies and other subjects from the supernatural

Fin de Siècle

Fin de Siècle is a French phrase meaning 'end of century' and is applied specifically as a historical term to the end of the nineteenth century and even more specifically to decade of 1890s


Format is traditionally used to describe the shape or proportions of the support, for example the canvas, of a painting or other essentially flat work of art such as a relief

Stars group

Stars group were a short-lived avant-garde group of self-taught artists operating in Beijing between 1979 and 1983, staging outdoor exhibitions, street demonstrations and public readings


Expressionism refers to art in which the image of reality is distorted in order to make it expressive of the artist’s inner feelings or ideas


The term hyper-realism appeared in the early 1970s to describe a resurgence of particularly high fidelity realism in sculpture and painting at that time

Art In The Collection


How To

How to Paint Like Lowry

Ever wondered how L.S. Lowry made his artwork? Join artist Kathryn Edwards to learn about perspective, form and colour


5 things that inspire Zarina Bhimji

Meet the artist engaging with cultural and social politics through five personal items


VALIE EXPORT: 'I created my own identity'

The artist takes us tour of her studio and key locations in Vienna linked to her artistic career

Talking Point

Van Gogh: Challenging the Myth of the 'Tortured Genius'

Understand Van Gogh's mental health through a new perspective

Be Inspired

Talking Point

Where do art and migration meet?

What does art have to say about migration and belonging? Step into the shoes of artists, migrants, and makers as ...

Look Closer

Introducing Judy Watson

Meet the artist exploring her Aboriginal heritage and using art to bring about social change

Student Resource

How I Got My Job at Tate

Hear about various routes in to working in the creative sector

Artist stories

How Keith Haring used art for good

Discover three ways in which his art changed the world

How Eliasson is changing our perceptions

Discover three ways in which he used art to create a new world view

How Muholi is rediscovering beauty

Explore this visual-activist's practice through three photographic series

How Himid is rewriting history

Find out about this Turner Prize winning artist through three of her artworks

Dig Deeper

Tate Etc

Opinion: Slow Art in an Age of Speed

Jonathan P Watts

Taking time to look at art is good for us, argues Jonathan P Watts

Tate Etc

Huguette Caland: Body Works

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Introducing the life and work of the Lebanese artist whose sensual and alluring paintings are being shown in the UK ...

Tate Papers

Weathering the Storm: Ben Enwonwu’s Biafrascapes and the Crisis in the Nigerian Postcolony

Matthew Lecznar

This article appraises Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu’s contribution to postcolonial modernism in Nigeria through an analysis of his artistic responses ...

Tate Etc

Unsung Heroes: Ron Vawter

Rose English

Artist Rose English remembers the experimental stage actor