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Tate Etc

Behind the curtain

Paul Farley

Behind the curtain; Paul Farley in the Tate Archive; Tate Etc. magazine issue 1

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The pleasures of sadness: Edward Hopper

Alain de Botton

Edward Hopper belongs to a particular category of artist whose work appears sad but does not make us sad…perhaps ...

Tate Etc

Cultivated minds: The art of the garden

Martin Postle and Christoph Becker

Martin Postle talks to Christoph Becker about artists and the inspiration of their gardens


An artist's dream world: Paula Rego

Marina Warner

Marina Warner introduces Paula Rego's new illustrations for Charlotte Brontë 's Jane Eyre.

Picture Essay

Peter Blake's A–Z

peter blake

Sir Peter Blake has created an alphabet of ‘found’ letters for Tate. He explains the inspiration for this artist project.


Polke dots

A.S. Byatt

Sausages and potatoes, fairytale images and the dots of newspaper photographs – Sigmar Polke explores modern reality through an extraordinary range ...


Venetian whispers

Allan Massie

The year is 1819; Venice is fading under Austrian rule after a thousand years of independence and imperial glory. Britain ...


Captain spectacular

Brian Cathcart

He has created rainbows, dyed rivers green and made water flow uphill. Now Olafur Eliasson is taking on Tate Modern ...

Behind the scenes

Studio: Thomas Hirschhorn

Mark Rappolt

Tate magazine visited the Swiss-born artist at his Paris studio as he prepared for this autumn's group show Common ...


Blinding white

Paul Bonaventura

Paul Graham's new series of photographs represents a powerful meditation on race in contemporary America


Quiet mystery

Jennifer Mundy

Tate has this year acquired three important works by the surrealist Dorothea Tanning. Tate curator Jennifer Mundy profiles the veteran ...


The Bronze Age: Henry Moore

Chris Turner

Henry Moore's global fame cast a huge shadow over a generation of younger British sculptors. Chris Turner examines the ...


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 ...

Picture Essay

Bridget Riley: At work in east and west London

Eamonn McCabe

The distinguished abstract artist invited the photographer Eamonn McCabe to record her preparations for her major retrospective at Tate Britain


Studio: Cindy Sherman

Betsy Berne

Exclusively for Tate, artist Cindy Sherman has photographed her own studio. Betsy Berne – painter, novelist and fellow pugilist – goes 15 ...

Inspired by

Tate plays Cupid

Richard Cork

Out of favour during the Cromwell years, the Cavalier playwright Sir William Killigrew was forced to live apart from his ...

Inspired by

The hole of life

Jeanette Winterson

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


Casual beauty

Jeremy Millar

Jeremy Millar surveys the photoscape of this Turner Prize-winning artist


Cruel and tender

Carter Ratcliff

What is the place of documentary photography in art? This is the central question raised by Tate's first major ...


Snakes & ladders: The Cobra group, sons of the surrealists

Carter Ratcliff

Carter Ratcliff examines the legacy of COBRA, one of the 20th century's most important, though shortlived, artistic movements, whose ...