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Tate Photo 2018-12-14 14:13

Do you still post handwritten letters? ✉️

Charles Ginner, Snow in Pimlico 1939, Tate collection. http://bit.ly/2PBkhtE

Tate Photo 2018-12-09 08:36

Art Words: A term first used by British artist and art critic Roger Fry in 1910, post-impressionism is a term which describes the changes in impressionism from about 1886. The movement extended Impressionism while rejecting its limitations: artists continued using vivid colours and real-life s...

Tate Photo 2018-11-10 16:04

Are you leaving time for contemplation this weekend?

Edward Le Bas, Café Scene 1939, Tate collection https://bit.ly/2AVYhFB

Tate Photo 2018-11-08 19:25

ART WORDS: Flâneur is a French term meaning ‘stroller’ or ‘loafer’ used by nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire to identify an observer of modern urban life. http://bit.ly/2OA84Fb

Camille Pissarro, The Little Country Maid 1882, Tate collection

Tate Photo 2018-10-27 18:10

ART WORDS: Formed in the mid-nineteenth century, the term pan-Africanism refers to an ideology of racial solidarity with Africa and its diaspora. https://bit.ly/2NzcQGt

Union Black (2003) is Chris Ofili’s version of the British ‘Union Jack’. His colours derive from the Pan-Afric...

Tate Photo 2018-10-25 13:43

Pre-raph-e-who? Uncover the complexities, magic and mysteries behind the Pre-Raphaelites with Tate Kids. http://bit.ly/2CBCBjo

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Love and the Pilgrim 1896-1897, currently on display in a major Burne Jones exhibition at Tate Britain

Tate Photo 2018-10-24 20:20

Where do your dreams take you? 💭💤
John Armstrong, Dreaming Head 1938, Tate collection https://bit.ly/2PfiePL

Tate Photo 2018-10-22 15:43

WORK OF THE WEEK: The Swing is an installation in which a life-size headless mannequin, wearing a dress made of bright African print fabric, reclines on a swing. The fabrics Shonibare uses in his work are a symbol of his multi-cultural identity.

Yinka Shonibare, MBE, The Swing (afte...

Tate Photo 2018-10-21 20:16

Where do your creative ideas come from?

Ellen Gallagher, Bird in Hand 2006, Tate collection

Tate Photo 2018-10-20 18:02

Fall into imaginary worlds this autumn with the work of Pre-Raphaelite visionary Edward BurneJones. Burne-Jones was a pioneer of the arts and crafts movement, which aimed to bring beautiful design to everyone.

Enjoy the exhibition free as a Tate Member and uncover dreamlike paintings in the q...
20 public artworks celebrating London women

20 public artworks celebrating London women

20 public artworks celebrating London women: 📢 LDN WMN landed in London today, an exhibition of ambitious artworks in public spaces, inspired by 20 of London’s unsung women in history, made by 20 women and non-binary artists. The work will include large installations, paintings and digital grap...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ