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Rest in love, Robert Indiana. 1928-2018.

One of Indiana’s LOVE sculptures will be on display at Tate Modern from the beginning of June. Photo by @zeldman


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#WorkoftheWeek is Dame Elisabeth Frink's Calypso.
The title of this print refers to Calypso who, in Greek mythology, enchanted Odysseus with her singing and prevented him from returning home for a number of years.
Dame Elisabeth Frink, Calypso 1973-4.


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'Conversation in real life is full of half-finished sentences and overlapping talk. Why shouldn't painting be too?' - Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas, Woman at her Toilet c.1894, Tate collection


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NOW OPEN: Witness the full evolution of #PatrickHeron's vibrant abstract paintings in a major retrospective at Tate St. Ives.
Patrick Heron, Azalea Garden 1956, Tate collection


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#WorkoftheWeek is Henry Moore's drawing of his hand, which he made when he was eighty-one. 'Hands can convey so much, they can beg or refuse, take or give, be open or clenched, show content or anxiety. Throughout history artists have shown through the hands the feelings they wished to represent.' - Henry Moore
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Henry Moore OM, CH, The Artist’s Hand I 1979, Tate collection


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Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
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'I think art plays a key part in fighting against homophobia. It's important to push forward and say there is a place for us in culture. On the basis that the generation after us won't know what we went through, and the generation after them won't know what they went through, hopefully gradually people can stop feeling afraid.' - Susan Calman
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#IDAHOBIT #IDAHOBIT2018 🏳️️‍🌈
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Jedd Garet, To Rule the World 1985, Tate collection


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#TateWeather's favourite thing about this time of year: long evenings lounging in the park.
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Grace Golden, Summer Evening, Embankment Gardens c.1934, Tate collection


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#WorkoftheWeek: In honour of #Ramadan, this week's work is an etching by Iranian artist and former Turner Prize nominee, Shirazeh Houshiary. This work consists of layers of words representing interpretations of sayings in the Quran. The artist said: 'I set out to capture my breath, to find the essence of my own existence, transcending name, nationality, cultures.' Wishing everyone #RamadanMubarak!
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Shirazeh Houshiary, [no title] 1992, Tate collection


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'It was insane not to be driven mad by the sights, smells, and sounds of war between 1914 and 1918.'
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#WWIAftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One opens on 5 June at Tate Britain. Meet the war artists who confronted the traumatic realities of the conflict head on by clicking the link in our bio.
#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
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Sir William Orpen, Zonnebeke 1918


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#WorkoftheWeek is Euan Uglow's Zagi 1981–2, which is on display in the #AllTooHuman exhibition at Tate Britain until 27 August 2018.

The model who posed for ‘Zagi’ is Julia Burton, who posed for this painting for a period of a year, working five or six days a week, for up to five hours a day.


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Tate Modern's just celebrated its 18th birthday! 🍾
What's your favourite artwork in the gallery?

Cildo Meireles, Babel 2001, on permanent display at Tate Modern.


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It’s Tate Modern’s 18th birthday today! 🎈🎁🎂
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The new gallery, situated in the converted Bankside power station, was opened #onthisday in 2000 by Her Majesty The Queen.
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Celebrate with us at this month's Uniqlo #TateLates on 25 May. 🎉 In partnership with @uniqlo_uk.


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