Tate has been listed as one of the Stonewall Top 100 Employers for the third year running, with an improved ranking of 55 in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019, up from 67 last year. @stonewalluk empowers #LGBTIQ+ people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential. We are thrilled with our progress and aim to build on this to create an even more inclusive environment for our visitors and staff. 🌈✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Patrick Procktor, Victoria Falls 1974, available to view by appointment in Tate's Prints & Drawings Room, based at Tate Britain. #LGBTQ#Stonewall ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
'This picture was my first ambitious work and I have in it wished to say what life was.' 🍎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 'Apple Gatherers' was painted by Sir Stanley Spencer in Wisteria Cottage in Cookham, an empty house which the artist used as a studio. The painting presents a timeless, golden-age scene of harmony, featuring two lovers who are back to back but with their hands intertwined. Spencer commented that the couple 'seem only co-existent with each other like earth and water, yet it seems a vital relationship.' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sir Stanley Spencer, Apple Gatherers 1912–13, Tate collection
#ArtWords: 'Trompe l'oeil' is a French phrase meaning ‘deceives the eye’, used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a real object or scene 👀 Edward Collier used oil paint on canvas for this work, dated at around 1699.
Edward Collier, A Trompe l’Oeil of Newspapers, Letters and Writing Implements on a Wooden Board c.1699
Happy birthday to American director and photographer Cindy Sherman! In this series on display @TateLiverpool, Sherman radically alters her appearance using make-up, hairstyles, hats and facial expressions. ‘I made [them] to show the process of turning one character into another. At that time I was interested in the use of make-up on a face as paint on a blank canvas.’ - @cindysherman ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 Cindy Sherman, Untitled A, Untitled B, Untitled C, Untitled D 1975
South Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho use their art to reflect on the experience of being human. The artists' new film, Anomaly Strolls 2018, uses science fiction to show us new possibilities in art and society: ‘Sci-fi is always the fable of the present. By employing a way to look at the future, we wanted to address current issues, especially in relation to what art is and art could be.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shot in-part in Liverpool, Anomaly Strolls is showing alongside Moon and Jeon’s 2012 film El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) at @TateLiverpool, in the artists' first exhibition in the UK, #NewsFromNowhere. Free and open until 17 March 2019.
#TateWeather forecasts a cold week ahead! How are you keeping warm? 🌡️ This work depicts the artist's black cat, named Emma Nelson, lying in her basket by a gas fire in the artist's home. 🐈🔥 Bawden wrote in a letter that 'the nasty tartan fur lined cat ‘basket’ came from the local charity shop.' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Edward Bawden, Emma Nelson by the Fire 1987, Tate collection
LAST CHANCE: @jessedarling explores identity through gender, sexuality, disability, love and companionship in 'The Ballad of Saint Jerome', their #ArtNow exhibition at Tate Britain.
The display is populated with works made from everyday objects and materials including cabinets that are used to exhibit artworks. Darling subverts the conventions of museum display by questioning how we perceive objects, and how meaning and value are assigned to artworks. See the exhibition free until 24 February 2019.