Tate Britain: 100 Works from the Tate Collection

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Tate Publishing, Limited, 2007 - Art - 128 pages
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The 100 artworks illustrated in this guide cover 500 turbulent years of British history, during which the peoples of the British Isles joined together in an uneasy union, created the largest Empire ever known and emerged as the first great capitalist economy on earth. The landscape paintings of Gainsborough and Constable, the meticulous creations of the Pre-Raphaelites and the penetrating figure studies of Bacon and Hockney provide some of the most familiar images in Western art. Among contemporary artists, Gillian Wearing and Jeremy Deller, Chris Ofili and Damien Hirst deploy a dizzying array of media to produce works laced with a typically British black humour and ability to shock. With a penetrating introduction by Tate Britain curator Martin Myrone, and informative entries for each work, this is a concise and accessible introduction to British art.

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