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#WorkoftheWeek: James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea 1871, Tate Collection
Painted in August 1871, this is the first of Whistler's Nocturnes. In these works Whistler aimed to convey a sense of the beauty and tranquillity of the Thames by night.

#Artwords: The Khartoum School was a modernist art movement formed in Sudan in 1960 that sought to develop a new visual vocabulary to reflect the distinctive identity of the newly independent nation.

As one of the most active contributors to the growth of modern art in Africa, the group was known for its use of primitive and Islamic imagery. One of its distinctive characteristics was the use of calligraphic writing, in which the artists would simplify Arabic script into abstract shapes.

Ibrahim El-Salahi, Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I 1961–5, Tate Collection

★★★★★ ‘Those strange, gangling striders that stalk the realms of our psyche, ranked in rows, stripped to their essence - to some fundamental humanity that has outlasted everything.’ – The Times
How would you describe Giacometti's work?

Giacometti working on the plaster sculpture for The Walking Man, 1958. Photograph from the Ernst Schiedegger archive.

This weekend #TateWeather predicts the unpredictable with clouds, rain & sunshine ahead – we have our fingers crossed for a rainbow!
John Constable, Hampstead Heath with a Rainbow 1836, Tate Collection

Has art, music or literature ever directly inspired your own creative work?

John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott 1888, Tate Collection – illustrating Lord Alfred Tennyson’s famous poem of the same name.

#WorkoftheWeek: Vanessa Bell, Chrysanthemums 1920, Tate Collection

Vanessa Bell was an English artist who was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group. Bell often painted flowerpieces and frequently used flowers in her interior decorative work. Stylised flowers are a dominant theme in the dust jackets she designed for books written by her sister, Virginia Woolf.

Bell rejected the brighter colours she’d used before the war, and in the 1920s and 30s painted flowerpieces and still lifes with rich but sombre colour harmonies.

We love the way @carolinacataldipedrosa has captured #CerithWynEvans at Tate Britain! Visit for free and explore the sweeping curves and spiralling forms, made up of over 2km of neon lighting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#cerithwynevans #tate

#ArtWords: 'Brücke' was a German expressionist group founded in Dresden in 1905 which developed a radical anti-traditional style, characterised by vivid non-naturalistic colour and emotional tension. Brücke means bridge and may have been intended to convey the idea of a bridge between the artist and society at large.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Bathers at Moritzburg 1909–26, Tate Collection

Don't miss Wolfgang Tillmans's '2017' at Tate Modern - now in its final weeks! Alongside portraiture, landscape and intimate still lifes, #Tillmans pushes the boundaries of the photographic form in abstract artworks that range from the sculptural to the immersive.
Wolfgang Tillmans, Blushes #136 2014 © Wolfgang Tillmans

Play, make, explore, share - introducing the new Tate Kids website.
Share your art with the world, play art games and find loads of art activities. Link in bio #TateFamilies

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born in London #onthisday in 1828! See 'Beata Beatrix' on display at Tate Britain.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix c.1864–70, Tate Collection

We are very honoured for Tate Modern to join @hepworthwakefield, @soanemuseum, @palacehouse_nkt and the Lapworth Museum of Geology as one of this year’s nominees for @Artfund’s Museum of the Year!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We’d love to hear your thoughts on what makes a museum great by tagging #museumoftheyear on photos of your favourite museum moments.
Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno: Anywhen ©Tate Photography #TateModern

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