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In this beautifully meditative essay, Emma Jones reflects on Ithell Colquhoun’s painting, Scylla, the artist’s links to British Surrealism and how seeing the body as landscape takes us beyond our narrow borders into new realms of personal and collective freedom.
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Before the second lockdown Toni Roberts saw Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s show Fly in League with the Night at Tate Britain. Here, she recalls vibrant paintings alive with stories, brilliant studies of people, and human relationships that transcend the canvas’ edges.
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Artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen’s epic Year 3 project brings together more than 3000 class portraits from over 1500 primary schools to commemorate a most formative time in a child’s educational life. The result, says our writer Shamini Sriskandarajah, is at once illuminating and moving.
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Millais’ painting, Ophelia, continues to inspire viewers and critics alike, but what if the heroine came back from the watery grave she was condemned to? Here, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou considers the return of Ophelia in the artwork of Jada Bruney and Rolake Osabia, and the music visuals of Christine and the Queens.
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The eccentric, grotesque and awe-inspiring legacy of Aubrey Beardsley is celebrated in Tate Britain’s largest exhibition of his drawings in 50 years.
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Dismissed in his lifetime as mad, William Blake is now lauded as a visionary genius, one whose art and poetry have influenced many generations of creatives. Shamini Sriskandarajah visits Tate Britain’s recent retrospective to find out why.
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Tate’s latest exhibition, Van Gogh and Britain, reveals the extent to which the artist was inspired by British culture and in turn, influenced it. In her review, Jo Hemmings asks why we’re still captivated by Van Gogh and his work.
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Greek myths and Arthurian legends are colourfully brought to life in Tate Britain’s latest exhibition, Edward Burne-Jones.
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