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'The uncertainty inherent in the medium of painting itself appeals to me – where the painting will take me regardless of what I might have originally intended. Reaching that ultimate moment when the work starts to hum… that is the spur that keeps me working' - #LisaBrice
LAST CHANCE: Discover Brice's take on the longstanding art-historical tradition of the female nude in the free #ArtNow: Lisa Brice exhibition at Tate Britain. Closes 27 August. Photo: Adam Davies

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Only around 10% of the population is left-handed, including artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. His portrait of painter Emile Bernard took thirty-three sittings to complete, ten of which were devoted to working on the background. #LeftHandersDay

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard 1885, Tate collection

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#ArtWords: Intimism is a French term applied to paintings & drawings of quiet domestic scenes. Although originally applied to the work of #PierreBonnard and #EdouardVuillard it has since been applied widely to any painting of such subject matter.

Gwen John, Young Woman Holding a Black Cat c.1920–5, Tate collection

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Get under the skin of the Turner Prize-winning pair Gilbert & George.
Their playful and ambiguous works, drawn from the @artistrooms collection, explore themes essential to humanity including sex, faith, and identity. See the exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Gilbert & George, Existers 1984, Tate collection

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#WorkoftheWeek: Woodman’s refusal to be still is an essential aspect of her self-portraits, as is evident in this photograph of herself. The movement captured is intentional, Woodman wanted to ‘show you what you do not see – the body’s inner force’. Francesca Woodman, Space², Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-1978 1975–8, on display in #LifeinMotion at @tateliverpool

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#TateWeather: Umbrellas at the ready! ☔️️ Where has the sun gone?
Wolfgang Suschitzky, Trafalgar Square 1942, later print, Tate collection

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Happy #InternationalCatDay! Swipe for more 🐈🐈🐈
1. Felicitas Vogler, Photograph of Ben Nicholson holding his cat, Tommy 1968
2. Helen Beatrix Potter, The Finished Coat c.1902
3. David Hockney, Mr and Mrs Clark & Percy, 1970–1
4. Edouard Manet, Woman with a Cat c.1880
5. Gwen John, Cat c.1904–8
6. Joseph Mallord William Turner, Study of a Sleeping Cat c.1796–7

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When is the last time you did something spontaneous? 💦

Georges Seurat, Clothes on the Grass 1883, Tate collection

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Andy Warhol was born #onthisday in 1928.

Discover how the artist made his iconic silkscreen prints, and try making your own with our step-by-step film (link in today's bio for full vid!) See Warhol's prints in Tate Modern's free 'Media Networks' display on level 4.

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‘Ever since the age of twelve I have drawn and painted London.' - Leon Kossoff

See Kossoff’s painterly depictions of London in #AllTooHuman at Tate Britain, closing 27 August. Members go free, unlimited.

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#ArtWords: The Ancients were a group of artists who formed around the visionary artist and poet #WilliamBlake in the last years before his death in 1827.
Their work expressed a mystical view of nature. Their leader was Samuel Palmer and other figures included Edward Calvert and George Richmond.

Samuel Palmer, A Hilly Scene c.1826–8, Tate collection

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#TateWeather: It seems like the sunny spells are here to stay! ☀️ enjoy the weekend all.

Sir Matthew Smith, Landscape near Antibes c.1930–4, Tate collection

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