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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

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 ...

Interview

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 ...

Essay

Casual beauty

Jeremy Millar

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

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 ...

Essay

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 ...

Essay

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 ...

Interview

Resistor: Surrealist Roberto Matta interviewed before his death

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Just before his death last year at the age of 91, the artist, architect and progressive thinker Roberto Matta gave ...

Interview

Pop daddy: The great Richard Hamilton on his early exhibitions

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Often called the intellectual father of Pop Art, Richard Hamilton is as active now as when he organized some of ...

Essay

A reputation restored: The rediscovery of sculptor Ronald Moody

Guy Brett

Self-taught wood-carver Ronald Moody, a former dentist born in Jamaica, is revealed as one of Britain's most remarkable Modernist ...

Essay

Man Ray laid bare

John Baxter

It's 1929 and avant-garde magazine Varits has a cash crisis. To the rescue, Man Ray and his muse, Kiki ...

Essay

Artist project: Hello weed

Heidi Reitmaier

Michael Landy's meticulous etchings of urban foliage seem a dramatic departure for an artist best known for installations on ...

Essay

Pearly queen

Richard Cork

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

Essay

Max

Leon Golub

As a preview of Tate Modern's Beckmann retrospective, Golub gives us a personal account of his early encounters with ...

Inspired by

Out of Africa

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Zarina Bhimji's new film on show at Tate Britain draws on her childhood memories. The writer and broadcaster Yasmin ...

Interview

Artist project: Matthew Barney

James Lingwood and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Perhaps the most complex work to have emerged in the last ten years, Matthew Barney’s sculpture, installations and five Cremaster ...

Behind the scenes

Studio: Christian Boltanski

Christian Boltanski

The big problem when you're an artist is that the times of creation don't come often. Most of ...

Essay

Gainsborough's modernity

William Vaughan

A spectacular procession of full-length portraits forms the heart of the largest-ever Gainsborough exhibition, opening at Tate Britain next month ...

Essay

American sublime

Carter Ratcliff

When he first exhibited his vast abstract paintings more than 50 years ago, Barnett Newman's audience did not know ...