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Art galleries in UK: #TateBritain , #TateModern , @tateliverpool & @tatestives. We aim to increase everyone's enjoyment and understanding of art.

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#WorkoftheWeek : #DonMcCullin found this shell-shocked US Marine sitting on a wall during the Battle of Hue 1968. 'He’d got to a point in the battle that he couldn’t take any more of it. I just took five simple frames with my 35mm camera, and this man didn’t blink an eyelid. I suppose, in a way, that’s what I’m trying to express; a kind of silent protest about the futility of war.' Tickets are now on sale for Tate Britain's retrospective of the legendary British photographer, open February 2019.
'I'm trying to push the limit of art into feeling, more than seeing' - Artist & activist #TaniaBruguera Experience a community-driven response to the global migration crisis with Tania Bruguera's series of subtle interventions in and around Tate Modern. The work’s title is an ever-increasing figure: the number of people who migrated from one country to another last year added to the number of migrant deaths recorded so far this year – to indicate the sheer scale of mass migration and the risks involved. Read more (link in today’s bio) and experience the work before 24 February 2019.
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Where's your favourite place to people watch? 👀 Bhupen Khakhar's You Can’t Please All 1981 is on free display at Tate Modern.
Alex Katz (born 1927) presents a modern, quintessentially American take on the classical themes of portraiture, landscape & flowers. Discover the artist's pop-elegant paintings in his free @artistrooms exhibition at @tateliverpool , opening 23 November 2018. 🌷 Alex Katz, Tulips 1969, Tate/National Galleries of Scotland
'Intriguing... and unexpected’ - The Financial Times See films made by leading British artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer alongside their personal selection of historic and contemporary artworks. From the portrayal of women to the effects of war, each of the artists' films becomes a starting point to explore key themes that resonate across their exhibition. Featured artists include #PaulGauguin , #PaulNash , #PierreBonnard , #LouiseBourgeois and #HenriMatisse . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until 6 January 2019 @tatestives. Link in bio for more details.
‘The possibilities of paint are never-ending’ - Frank Bowling The first solo exhibition covering the entirety of the artist's long and distinguished career is coming to Tate Britain in May 2019. #FrankBowling , Spreadout Ron Kitaj 1984–6, Tate collection
'Abstract art is the result of an attempt to make pictures more real, an attempt to come nearer to the essence of painting.' - Roger Hilton ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Roger Hilton, Oi Yoi Yoi 1963, on display @tatestives.
As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, #AnniAlbers was discouraged from taking up certain classes. She enrolled in the weaving workshop and made textiles her key form of expression. She inspired and was inspired by her artist contemporaries, among them her teacher, Paul Klee, and her husband, Josef Albers. 100 years later, Tate Modern's major exhibition of Anni Albers' work is a long overdue recognition of her pivotal contribution to modern art and design. 🧶 Delve deeper into Anni's weaving world in Tate Modern's one-day conference on 1 December 2018. Key themes addressed include materiality, the #Bauhaus , and the question of weaving itself. Link in bio to book your spot.
#TateWeather : As the leaves around the city fall away, we're basking in the rich colours of Autumn 🍂 🍁 🍂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Edward Atkinson Hornel, Autumn 1904
The first major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring lands at @tateliverpool in June 2019. Haring emerged as part of the legendary New York art scene of the early 1980s, working with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition brings together more than 85 art works including large-scale paintings, drawings and sculptures. Compelled to speak for his generation, Haring’s art responds to urgent issues including political dictatorship, racism, homophobia, drug addiction, AIDS awareness and the environment. Link in today's bio for more. #KeithHaring , Untitled 1986, Collection Emmanuelle & Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris
Major Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen (1878-1931) was a popular painter of portraits and the most prolific official war artist sent by Britain to the Western Front during World War I. There he produced drawings and paintings of soldiers, dead men and German prisoners of war, as well as generals and politicians. #WorkoftheWeek is the artist's oil painting of 'The Angler' Mrs J. M. Hone from 1912.
'In The Sick Child I opened for myself a new path – it was a breakthrough in my art. Most of what I have done since had its birth in this picture' - Edvard Munch The Sick Child touches on the fragility of life. It draws upon Munch’s personal memories, including his sister’s death, and visits to dying patients with his doctor father. The artist made several subsequent versions of this painting, of which this is the fourth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Edvard Munch, The Sick Child 1907, on display at Tate Modern.
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