tategallery #TateGlossary term: History painting

The term ‘history painting’ was introduced by the French Royal Academy in the seventeenth century to describe the most important of the types, or genres, of #painting. The others in descending order were #portrait; #genre (scenes of everyday life), #landscape, and still life. The term in fact referred to subject matter drawn from ancient Greek and Roman (classical) history; classical mythology, and the Bible, though towards end eighteenth century modern historical subjects were introduced, for example in Britain by artists Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley.

John Singleton Copley – 'The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781' 1783 #fightinghistory
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tategallery "My first work was with white paper, torn and arranged on the floor against the wall. I was about five years old."
– Geta Brătescu in her studio, photographed by Stefan Sava

Opening at @TateLiverpool on 30 June, 'Geta Brătescu' comprises a selection of works from 1960 to the present day which showcase her commitment to the drawn line, whether created in fabric with a sewing machine, by the body performing through space or found within her detailed classical draughtsmanship. #artiststudio #artiststudios #inthestudio #inspiration
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tategallery "I love the nonchalant brushstrokes. He makes it look so easy." – Lee Cheshire, Tate Editor

#TateRecommends John Singer Sargent's 'Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children' 1896 #painting #staffpicks #technique
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tategallery 'Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots', now open @tateliverpool until 18 October #Pollock #actionpainting

Trailer directed by @saamfarahmand
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tategallery Barbara #Hepworth's sculptures were inspired by the beautiful natural landscape of Cornwall. Show us a view that inspires you using #TateLandscape 2d

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Gwen John – 'Self Portrait' 1902, currently on display at Tate Britain

Gwen John trained at the Slade School of Art in London. She was taught in a traditional style, which involved laborious copying of Old Master paintings. This training shows through in the #naturalism and carefully controlled #colour range of this picture. As a woman in a career still largely dominated by men, including her successful brother Augustus, Gwen had to struggle for recognition. The self-scrutinising intensity of this image, and the isolation of the figure, registers some sense of this struggle. But the self-assessment, and our response to it, is left ambiguous. #painting #selfportrait #TateBritain
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tategallery Proudly flying our rainbow flag above #TateBritain today for #Pride
#PrideinLondon #PrideHeroes
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tategallery ️ Recognise these festival goers? #TateWeather predicts glorious sunshine for #Glastonbury this weekend (...fingers crossed anyway) 😎 William Blake's 'Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing' c1786 5d

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tategallery Barbara #Hepworth acquired Trewyn Studio in the centre of St Ives in September 1949. She immediately began working in the space and lived there until her death in 1975. While living in Trewyn she wrote hundreds of letters to family and friends describing the inspiration and contentment she felt in St Ives.

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World is now open at #TateBritain
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Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a modern world @tategallery to Shortbread @hepworthwakefield #shortbreadsculpture #hepworth #BarbaraHepworth #TateBritain
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tategallery #GuesstheArtist

Who can name this famous painter and collage artist?

Clue: he often asked other artists to take #polaroids of him, like this one by Nigel Henderson
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tategallery "Every good painter paints what he is." Jackson #Pollock coming soon @tateliverpool #inspiration #actionpainting #JacksonPollock 1w

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Damien Hirst's 'Away from the Flock' is currently on display at Pier Arts Centre, Orkney as part of @ARTISTROOMS "'Away from the Flock', a flock of sheep. When a sheep gets lost from all the other sheep. Then I suppose that it has those religious connotations ... being an outsider, not being connected to something. That was a title that came right at the very end. I don’t know where that title came from ... 'Away from the Flock' in a way is like: it is dead, so it is away from the living as well in that kind of way, the flock of living things. All those things, I never really look for a meaning, it is just if it feels right, gives a lot of the right kinds of meaning ... And Christ is often represented as a sheep in art." – Damien Hirst

#ARTISTROOMS #TateonTour #installation #DamienHirst #Hirst
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tategallery 'I was always happiest with dad in the environment of the studio. On days when I had skipped off school I would go into his studio that occupied the whole of the second floor of our house in Cliff Road, Camden Town, north London, and ask: “What can I do for you, daddy?”' Flan Flanagan, daughter and assistant of Barry Flanagan, with 'Zebra Toy' 1966, outside the ICA, London, in 1969

#HappyFathersDay #FathersDay #Dad
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tategallery #ArtCrush 'My life is a dot lost among thousands of other dots' – Yayoi Kusama

#ArtistQuotes #WomeninArt #geometry #sculpture #inspiration #instagood
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tategallery 'Destruction and creation are part of Gustav Metzger’s story. Here, with us standing on one side of the river looking through the destroyed canvas at this famous English landmark on the other, it is almost like the foreigner’s experience of Britain. Sometimes you get the clearer view from the outside.' – Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, on Gustav Metzger's 'Recreation of First Public Demonstration of Auto-Destructive Art' 1960

#RefugeeWeek #RefugeeWeek2015 #migration #autodestructive #performance #installation
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tategallery A Barbara #Hepworth inspired Summer Garden, designed by Rosie Irving and Antonia Young, has been installed on the lawn at Tate Britain. The garden is based on a tablemat design that Hepworth created for the Cornish based design company Porthia Prints in the 1950s.

The garden coincides with the first London retrospective of Hepworth's work for five decades. 'Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World' opens 24 June. #garden #flowers #geometry #nature #landscape #sculpture
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tategallery Agnes Martin’s influence reaches globally, and plays a hugely significant role in 20th Century art history. Whilst known as a pioneer of abstract painting, her work as well as her reclusive lifestyle have served as an inspiration to creative practitioners in diverse disciplines. Don't miss #AgnesMartin, at Tate Modern until 11 October.

#painting #abstract #abstraction #minimalism #TateModern
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