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American Art under John Rothenstein, 1938–64

Alex Taylor

As Director of the Tate Gallery, John Rothenstein showed a commitment to transatlantic relations and a distinctly national view of ...

Tate Papers

Coral and Lichen, Brains and Bowels: Jay DeFeo’s Hybrid Abstraction

Catherine Spencer

Situating the US artist Jay DeFeo within a network of West Coast practitioners during the 1950s and 1960s, this essay ...

In Focus

Relationships: Formal, Creative and Political

Grace Brockington

Tate Research In Focus project on Vanessa Bell's Abstract Painting 1914

Tate Etc

Georgia O'Keeffe: Artists' views

Yayoi Kusama , Judy Chicago , Elizabeth Peyton , Kaye Donachie and Lucy Stein

Five artists from different generations share their personal reflections on Georgia O’Keeffe

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Stuart Mugridge 'from Sowtontown' 1999

'from Sowtontown' is an artist book by Stuart Mugridge

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Ewa Partum born 1945Visual Poetry 2006

Clare Gormley

Case study on Ewa Partum's Visual Poetry 2006, part of Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art, a ...

Tate Etc

The performance years: Salvador Dalí II

Jonas Mekas

To coincide with Tate Modern’s exhibition exploring his work as a film-maker, Jonas Mekas remembers the Dalí happenings.

Tate Papers

Kenneth Armitage’s Pandarus (version 8)

Toby Treves

This paper concentrates on the making and meaning of Kenneth Armitage Pandarus (version 8) 1963, which was recently presented to ...

In Focus

A Persistent Passion for the Print

AnnMarie Perl

In Focus study by AnnMarie Perl on Meryon 1960–1 by Franz Kline, a Tate Research publication

Tate Papers

Tate Papers

An Alternative National Gallery: Blake’s 1809 Exhibition and the Attack on Evangelical Culture

Susan Matthews

This essay suggests that Blake’s 1809 exhibition was haunted by the memory of the Irish painter James Barry (1741 ...

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Nina Jan Beier born 1975 and Marie Jan Lund born 1976Clap in Time (All the People at Tate Modern)  2007

Acatia Finbow

Case study by Acatia Finbow examining Nina Jan Beier and Marie Jan Lund's Clap in Time (All the People ...

Tate Etc

Uncle Walt and Salvador: Disney and Dalí

Roy Disney

Salvador Dalí as filmmaker? Roy Disney on the artist’s collaboration with his Uncle Walt

Behind The Scenes

Archives & Access project: When is a museum website like a sofa?

Alex Pilcher

Transforming Tate Britain, Archives & Access

Essay

A landscape of mortality: Paul Nash

Simon Grant1

Paul Nash was preoccupied with his own mortality from childhood. But being posted as official artist to both world wars ...

Essay

Modern Art in the United States, 1956

Frank Spicer

The 1956 exhibition Modern Art in the United States introduced visitors to the Tate Gallery to a wide range of ...

Tate Papers

As Seen: Modern British Painting and Visual Experience

Robert Pepperell and Louise Hughes

During the twentieth century several important British artists began to paint features of visual experience rarely ever painted before, including ...

Tate Etc

'To drag the past into the present and re-animate it'

What is it like to sit for Frank Auerback every week for more than 30 years? Tate curator, Catherine Lampert ...

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Who are Guerrilla Girls?

Who are Guerrilla Girls? A brief look at the activist female artists who are changing the world one poster at ...

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Lives of the Artists: Nigel Henderson

Louis Henderson

Louis Henderson on how the work of his great uncle, Nigel Henderson (1917–1985), still haunts the present