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Tate  Art galleries in UK: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool & Tate St Ives. We aim to increase everyone's enjoyment and understanding of art.


Outpost Drive was one of the routes from #Hockney's hilltop home to his studio in the 1980s. Tell us about a landscape that inspires you!
David Hockney, Outpost Drive, Hollywood 1980 © David Hockney

#ArtWords: The theory of 'sublime art' was put forward by Edmund Burke, who defined the sublime as an artistic effect productive of the strongest emotion the mind is capable of feeling. The notion that a legitimate function of art can be to produce upsetting or disturbing effects was an important element in Romantic art and remains fundamental to art today.
John Martin, The Great Day of His Wrath 1851–3, Tate Collection

'A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.' - Paul Cézanne
What inspires you?
Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Water Jug c.1892–3, Tate Collection

See one of America’s greatest abstract artists of the 20th century, #EllsworthKelly in a free exhibition @TateLiverpool​. Reflecting more than six decades of the artist’s career, the exhibition demonstrates Kelly's transformative impact on post-war abstraction through his use of intense colour, chance processes and shaped canvases, in which the painting becomes an object in its own right.
Ellsworth Kelly, Méditerranée 1952 © Ellsworth Kelly

See #CerithWynEvans's major new light installation now at Tate Britain! The artwork is made from almost 2km of neon lighting, suspended from the ceiling and configured into straight lines, sweeping curves and spiralling forms.

Music by Cerith Wyn Evans and David Cunningham.

What's your favourite artwork on display at Tate Britain?
Sir John Everett Millais, Ophelia 1851–2, Tate Collection

Love The #RadicalEye at Tate Modern? Check out Sir Elton John's playlist, created to accompany the exhibition. Link in bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Art is really a reflection of the times we live in, each musical movement from the beginning of the twentieth century, from ragtime to traditional jazz, to big bands, to blues, to jazz, to rock and roll, country music, it reflects a time in people’s lives. Visual art does exactly the same.’ - @eltonjohn ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Irving Penn, Elton John New York 1997, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection © Estate of Irving Penn c/o Wylie Agency, NY

Tate St Ives has reopened after 18 months of refurbishment with The Studio and The Sea, a season of two exhibitions about the ceramics studio, the ocean and landscape. Large scale paintings, films and sculptures by British artist Jessica Warboys fill the ocean facing galleries this summer. To create her paintings, Warboys worked on the beach, casting mineral pigments directly onto a damp, folded canvas, which was then submerged under the sea before being pulled ashore.

Happy #Easter everyone!
Sir Cedric Morris, The Eggs 1944, Tate Collection

'We often write because we have a secret self that is not being articulated.' To celebrate Tate Britain's #QueerBritishArt exhibition, we've created a series of short films which provide glimpses into LGBTQ lives through intimate portraits of six individuals. Meet the Scottish poet laureate Jackie Kay.

See the full films on display in the exhibition, open now at Tate Britain. In collaboration with Channel 4 Random Acts.

Former director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon on Wolfgang #Tillmans's 'astro crusto'. See this work on display as part of Tillmans's exhibition '2017' now at Tate Modern.

Thanks to everyone who shared their #HockneyInspired artwork! Here's one from @mx_joshua
i love seeing all theses artists share how Hockney has impacted them. David Hockney has been a part of my artistic evolution and will likely continue to be for a while. learning from his photo collage, digital painting, and even his set design i work to make digital drawings that evoke queer nostalgia. here's a process video that speaks volumes about what hockney means to me #Hockneyinspired @tate

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