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A family affair: Millais

Edward Platt

Millais’s early career was closely linked to his friendship with the Lemprière family. The teenage artist’s desire for one of …

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Francis Wells , Alexa de Ferranti , Desmond Morris , Dan Hays and Jim Drain

Francis Wells on Luke Fildes’s The Doctor 1891, Alexa de Ferranti on William Hogarth’s The Painter and his Pug 1745, …


Nick Wadley on Stefan Themerson's The Table that Ran Away to the Woods

In 1940 the Polish artist Stefan Themerson published his delightful children’s story The Table that Ran Away to the Woods …

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Toby Treves on Peter Lanyon

Toby Treves

In 1959 Peter Lanyon (1918–1964) learned to fly a glider, an activity that transformed his understanding of the air and …


Eight Essentials to Know About Pierre Bonnard

Learn everything you need to know about this French painter

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The edge of England: John Constable

Lavinia Greenlaw

Poet Lavinia Greenlaw pens a poem on Constable inspired by a visit to the ruins of Hadleigh Castle, Kent.

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Business or pleasure?: Behind the curtain

Travis Elborough

In his first visit to the Tate archive, Travis Elborough finds his mind going pleasurably adrift over a photograph of …


Take the Turner Quiz

Time to test your knowledge of a man with great talent, and even greater quirks… Grab a pen and note …

Picture Essay

Three images by Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus's photographs cut right to the quick of humanity, there is a directness to every shot that extends far …


How Keith Haring used art for good

Discover three ways in which his art changed the world

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Colour fields: In the studio

Rose Hilton

Rose Hilton talks about her selection of works for her exhibition at Tate St Ives.

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'That's my dad': Barry Flanagan II

Flan Flanagan

The daughter and assistant of the artist (from 1987 to 1998) remembers working with her father

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Constable’s Sketch for Hadleigh Castle: A Technical Examination

Natasha Duff

Constable (1776–1837) made one of his characteristic 'six footer' oil sketches in preparation for Hadleigh Castle which he exhibited at …


Tate Painting and the Art of Stereoscopic Photography

Carol Jacobi

Tate Painting and the Art of Stereoscopic Photography

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Opinion: 'Middlebrow' art

Hana Leaper

‘Highbrow’ and ‘lowbrow’ art – the cultural hierarchies have been with us for over 100 years, but it is time …

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'A spit in the eye...': Behind the curtain

Austin Collings

On his first visit to the Tate archive, Austin Collings unearths a newspaper cutting on Ian Breakwell’s evocative photographic diary …

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Archives & Access Project: Cracked looking-glass of a servant: Ireland and ‘quite Irish’ art in Tate Archive

Darragh O’Donoghue

Tate Britain is the National Gallery of British Art, with a remit to collect British works of art from around …

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William Blake's illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy

Explore seven of Blake's illustrations to Dante's classic work in detail

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The legacy of the war on terror: Art and terrorism

Anthony Downey

For centuries artists have both responded to and reflected on political actions and events that shape society. Now they have …


Five Things to Know: Pablo Picasso

He may be one of the world's most recognisable artists, but did you know these five facts about him?