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Tate Photo 2018-08-18 15:55

How do you wind down after a long week?

Philip Pearlstein, Nude in a Hammock 1982, Tate collection

Tate Photo 2018-08-17 18:11

🎥 LAST CHANCE: Watch William Kentridge & Philip Miller’s The Head & the Load, the untold story of the African contribution to WW1, online until 24 August: http://bit.ly/2MUQ8oF

★★★★★ ‘An electrifying collage of imagery and ideas’ - The Independent

Tate Photo 2018-08-15 18:50

The way John Singer Sargent painted was so physical, people often commented that he looked like a fencer. His sweeping brushstrokes add movement to his paintings.
He was also a fantastic pianist. http://bit.ly/2MOxWNf

John Singer Sargent, The Black Brook c.1908, Tate collection

Tate Photo 2018-08-15 08:54

Set sail on a journey with Tate Kids to find out more about the inspiring seaman and painter Alfred Wallis: https://bit.ly/2LCG9H9

Tate Photo 2018-08-14 21:15

How do we remember war? Join us at Tate Britain for a panel discussion around how memorials reflect the social and political values of their time.
19 September from 18.30–20.00: http://bit.ly/2KAqhA9

Russell Drysdale, War Memorial 1950, Tate collection

Tate Photo 2018-08-13 19:35

Peter Keetman (1916-2005) began his career as an industrial photographer, with many of his black and white images focusing on industrial materials like the metal pipes we see here.

Shape of Light explores the relationship between abstract art and the invention of photography, with artwo...

Tate Photo 2018-08-13 14:53

Only around 10% of the population is left-handed, including artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. His portrait of painter Emile Bernard took thirty-three sittings to complete, ten of which were devoted to working on the background. #InternationalLefthandersDay ✋

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,...

Tate Photo 2018-08-12 20:06

ART WORDS: Intimism is a French term applied to paintings & drawings of quiet domestic scenes. http://bit.ly/2zW3z5p 🐈

Gwen John, Young Woman Holding a Black Cat c.1920–5, Tate collection

Tate Photo 2018-08-11 16:05

When is the last time you did something spontaneous? 💦
Georges Seurat, Clothes on the Grass 1883, Tate collection http://bit.ly/2O16RaB

Tate Photo 2018-08-10 19:20

In this family portrait, artist Nancy Carline shows herself in the background, with her future husband, the painter Richard Carline, seated between his mother and sister, the painter Hilda Carline. Who will inspire you this weekend? https://bit.ly/2M91TLS

Tate Photo 2018-08-10 18:15

WORK OF THE WEEK: Woodman’s refusal to be still is an essential aspect of her self-portraits, as is evident in this photograph of herself. The movement captured is intentional, Woodman wanted to ‘show you what you do not see – the body’s inner force’.

Francesca Woodman, Space², Providenc...
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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