Tate Art galleries in UK: #TateBritain, #TateModern, @tateliverpool & @tatestives. We aim to increase everyone's enjoyment and understanding of art.


Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries are currently home to a squash-like character created by #AntheaHamilton, alongside a series of sculptures from Tate's collection, selected by The Squash for their organic forms and colours.

See #TheSquash at Tate Britain until 7 October 2018 dressed in one of seven costumes that incorporate the colours and shapes of different varieties of squash or pumpkin 🎃


David Jones's The Garden Enclosed 1924, on display in #WWIAftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One at Tate Britain until 23 September 2018.

PS. Today is Tate Britain's 121st birthday 🎈


‘I paint the way some people write an autobiography. The paintings, finished or not, are the pages from my diary’ - Pablo Picasso

#WorkoftheWeek is Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, completed on this day in 1932. Explore the full year of the artist's work in the EY Exhibition: #Picasso1932 at Tate Modern.

Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair (Femme nue dans un fauteuil rouge) 1932 ©️ Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018


‘Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.’ - Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily #Kandinsky used colour and form to create experiences that engaged sight, sound and emotion.
Today we’re exploring Kandinsky’s painting process with artist Sui Kim, as she draws inspiration from the artist’s work at Tate Modern. Watch the full video by clicking the link in today’s bio. 🎨


‘What are you doing when you’re not painting?’ someone asked Lowry, ‘Thinking about painting.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
L.S. Lowry, Industrial Landscape 1955, on display at @tateliverpool


What's your favourite thing about your pet? 🐈🐇🐕
Gwen John, Cat c.1904–8, Tate collection


#ArtWords: Pastel is a coloured drawing medium made from pure coloured pigment mixed with a binder.

Soft pastel is the most commonly used and is easily blended by smudging with a finger, soft cloth or a drawing tool. Oil pastels are made using an oil and wax binder and have a creamy consistency very different to the chalkier consistency of soft pastels.

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Sophie Brzeska 1913, Tate collection


👂AUDIO DESCRIPTION: Discover the story behind John Singer Sargent's Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. Hear a detailed description of the artwork, including the colours and forms in the painting and how the artist made the work. Listen to the full description by clicking the link in today’s bio.
The painting is on free display at Tate Britain in the 1840s gallery.


#TateWeather: We hope you're enjoying the summer sun this weekend! ☀️ Thomas Seddon, Jerusalem and the Valley of Jehoshaphat from the Hill of Evil Counsel 1854–5, Tate collection


See American artist Jordan Wolfson's installation 'Colored sculpture' in the Tanks at Tate Modern.
The work features a menacing puppet over 7 feet tall, which is lifted, pulled, dragged and dropped to the floor by mechanised chains attached to each limb. Its eyes can fix on viewers and return their gaze. 👀

Confront @jordanmatthewwolfson's puppet before 26 August in gallery, meanwhile see today's story for a preview!


This week is the world premiere of William Kentridge’s major new work The Head & the Load in Tate Modern's #TurbineHall. Tate joined forces with @1418now, the UK’s arts programme for the #WWI centenary, to commemorate the significant contribution of African men and women in this conflict. Kentridge’s work tells the untold story of the hundreds of thousands of African porters and carriers who served in British, French and German forces.

Thank you to everyone involved in the making of The Head & the Load. The full performance will be available to watch online from 21 July, meanwhile watch today's stories for an extract of this special performance.


#Modigliani was born #onthisday in 1884. 🎈
Amedeo Modigliani, Madame Zborowska 1918, Tate collection