Tate Papers ISSN 1753-9854

Tate Papers no.17 Spring 2012

Patrick Keiller Still from Robinson in Ruins

Patrick Keiller, still from Robinson in Ruins 2010 © Patrick Keiller

The environment, whether built or natural, has long been an important subject for artists. Articles in this issue look at how the environment has been experienced and imagined from the eighteenth century to the present day. Ruins, re-enactments and cultural memories are among the topics addressed. Read here, too, about Francis Bacon’s artistic dialogue with Edgar Degas and Van Dyck’s ties with tapestry production in England in the seventeenth century.