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‘I work to feel better. I produce things to help me to live... Living and working is a matter of coming to terms with, to face up to, what comes to you’ - Martin Creed

Martin Creed uses wit and playfulness to challenge and question how we perceive everyday objects, gestures and actions. Through subtle interventions he celebrates the ordinary and brings humour and idiosyncrasy to what might otherwise seem strictly ordered. By identifying his works primarily through a numbering system, Creed gives them equal status, regardless of size or material.

Martin Creed, Work No. 890: DON’T WORRY 2008, glowing in Martin Creed’s free @artistrooms display at Tate Britain until 10 March 2019.

#WorkoftheWeek: Esther Lahr was born in 1898 into a family of Jewish refugees in London. Esther worked in a cigarette factory in the East End and was politically active, becoming a well known open-air speaker during the war. Esther later purchased and ran a bookshop called the Blue Moon Bookshop in Holborn where this portrait, commissioned by her husband Charles, hung from 1925 to 1940. Shortly after the painting was moved to the couple's Muswell Hill home, the Blue Moon Bookshop was destroyed by bombing.
William Roberts, Esther Lahr 1925, Tate collection

That Sunday feeling...
Helen Beatrix Potter, The Tailor by the Hearth c.1902 🔥☕

#ArtWords: 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 date of the last Impressionist group show in Paris. The movement extended Impressionism while rejecting its limitations: artists continued using vivid colours and real-life subject matter, but were more inclined to emphasise geometric or distorted forms and use unnatural or arbitrary colour.
#PierreBonnard, Balcon à Vernonnet 1920, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Brest. On display from 23 January in The C C Land Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard — The Colour of Memory at Tate Modern.

Burne-Jones is the most elusive of artists. The myths and legends that inspired his creations – from the quest for the Holy Grail to the Sleeping Beauty – have become part of culture, but that does not make his art easier to understand. There is a strangeness to his vision that lifts it beyond pictures & into the realm of mystery. The Golden Stairs for example depicts a group of near-identical maidens holding musical instruments, treading down a staircase into a courtyard — the purpose & significance of their movements is unknown.

The painting epitomises Burne-Jones' interest in investigating a mood rather than telling a story.
Edward Burne-Jones, The Golden Stairs 1880, on display in Tate Britain's #BurneJones exhibition until Feb 2019

What's your favourite time of day? 🕥

Christian Marclay's #TheClockatTate suggests a pattern of behaviour in how we spend our time, as we unconsciously do the same things at particular times. Marclay seems to be commenting on how we are connected through these shared moments.

See the free, award-winning video installation now at Tate Modern. 📽️ ⏰ ⌛

#WorkoftheWeek is Dorothea Tanning's powerful self-portrait in which she shows herself standing before the majestic landscape of Mesas, Arizona. She wrote about the work: 'I would undertake — "dare" would be a truer word — to paint the unpaintable.' The painting will be on display at Tate Modern from February 2019 in the first major UK exhibition of Tanning’s work since her death in 2012, at 101 years old.

#DorotheaTanning, Self-Portrait 1944, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis.

Ugo Rondinone's #LiverpoolMountain is a celebration of the city in 2018.
Inspired by naturally occurring rock forms, this 10-metre high sculpture balances on the Albert Dock outside @tateliverpool 🍡 @liverpoolbiennial

Frances Stark (born 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer, whose work centres on the use and meaning of language. Through collage, drawings, videos, performances and paintings, Stark transforms the mundane into visual poetry.

Behold Man! 2013, acquired by Tate in 2016, is a prismatic self-portrait that combines looking and being looked at.

'The maiden pleasance of the land
Knoweth no stir of voice or hand,
No cup the sleeping waters fill,
The restless shuttle lieth still' - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
William Morris 'For the Briar-Rose', written for Edward Burne Jones' Sleeping Beauty painting series 💤
Edward Burne-Jones, The Garden Court 1885-1890, The Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, on display in Tate Britain’s major #BurneJones exhibition.
Tickets for the exhibition will be reduced to £10 on 15 December as part of Tate Britain’s Winter Fair at the gallery ❄️ The day’s programme also includes pop-up gift stalls, free talks, yoga and drumming workshops, as well as an @englishnationalopera performance. Fair entry is free.

#TateWeather: If you're feeling glum with the mist today, close your eyes and imagine yourself in Turner's Lake District landscape ⛰️☁️
J. M. W. Turner, Morning amongst the Coniston Fells, Cumberland, exhibited 1798, on free display at Tate Britain.

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