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  1. Article
    Cora Gilroy-Ware

    In the summer of 1784, Joshua Reynolds exhibited A Nymph and Cupid (Fig.1) at the Royal Academy’s annual exhibition. This work stood out because,...

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    Nicholas Tromans

    The Victorian artist is best known for two things: murdering his father, and painting The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke while incarcerated in...

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    Jonathan Griffin

    John Martin is best known for his dramatic scenes of apocalyptic destruction and biblical catastrophe. During his life his work was shown across...

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    Mark Antliff

    The British avant-garde group was formed in London in 1914 by the artist, writer and polemicist Wyndham Lewis. Their idea, according to their...

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    Simon Grant

    G.F. Watts (1817–1904) has been variously described as one of the ‘heroic failures of British art’ and ‘shallow and pretentious’. He fell out of...

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    Sarah Auld

    In the first of a new series, Tate Etc. explores the life and times of a work in the Tate collection: Roland Penrose's lively Surrealist sculpture...

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    Edward Platt

    His projects have included pushing a block of ice around Mexico City until it melted, letting a fox loose in the National Gallery, London, at night...

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    Lyle Rexer

    I follow the lead of Jorge Luis Borges: a few metaphors, but resonant ones: a library, a labyrinth, a map, a mirror. Most importantly, the mirror....

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    Michael Bracewell

    Folklore, mythology, mysticism and the occult pervade the development of modernism and Surrealism in Britain, especially in relation to the nation...

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    Herbert Lachmayer, Alfred Weidinger

    To coincide with Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna 1900, we bring together a cultural historian...

  11. Article
    Fiona MacCarthy

    The huge painting The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon is going on display at Tate Britain for the first time. Its creator, Edward Burne-Jones, is...

  12. Article
    Ian Christie

    Salvador Dalí as filmmaker? A strange idea to those who think he was little more than a one-time collaborator with Luis Buñuel and consultant to...

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    Marina Warner

    Maya Deren (1917–1961) is regarded as one of the first important American experimental filmmakers. To coincide with a series of film screenings at...

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    Michel Onfray, Jenny Uglow, Chuck Close, George Carey, Derek Wilson

    To coincide with Holbein in England at Tate Britain, five contributors respond to the work of the artist. Michel Onfray, Jenny Uglow, Chuck Close,...

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    Dexter Dalwood, Nancy Ireson

    Dexter Dalwood and Nancy Ireson explore the enduring influence and legacy of the self-taught French artist Henri Rousseau

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    John House, Patrick Keiller

    When the seventeenth-century diarist John Evelyn described London as a ‘Hellish and dismall Cloud of SEA-COALE’, he was one among many affected by...

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    Elisabeth Bronfen, Lucinda Hawksley, John Paul Lynch, Callum Innes

    Elisabeth Bronfen, Lucinda Hawksley, John Paul Lynch and Callum Innes reflect on a work in the Tate collection

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    Paul Barlow

    Paul Barlow looks at George Frederic Watts’s Hope

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    Jeanette Winterson

    Jeanette Winterson is spellbound by the radical achievement of Barbara Hepworth whose centenary year is celebrated by exhibitions at Tate St Ives...

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    Richard Cork

    Richard Cork extols the restraint that lies behind Tate Britain's haunting Elizabethan masterpiece