2013

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Comedy

Tate Britain

Meet 500 years of British Art, interpreted by the world's leading creatives + you

A new Tate Britain will be unveiled on 19 November 2013. 

To celebrate we're asking leading figures from the worlds of cooking, fashion, poetry, film, photography, music and comedy to share the creative processes behind their own work, inspired by 500 years of British Art.

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain is a new partnership with Google.

We invite you to draw inspiration from 500 years of British Art, then recreate something new to share with friends on Google+, Facebook and Twitter with #tatebritain

Over the coming months we'll announce new themes and introduce new artworks for you to be inspired by.

This month we introduce...

'Comedy meets 500 years of British Art'

Take a jaunt through the galleries at Tate Britain with your host Monty Buggershop-Hooty (Comedian, Adam Buxton). 

Portrait of Sir Francis Ford's Children Giving a Coin to a Beggar Boy, Sir William Beechey, exhibited 1793, From the collection of: Tate Britain
An Athlete Wrestling with a Python, Frederic Leighton, 1877, From the collection of: Tate Britain

Isy Suttie writes and performs in this short film Dear Mother... Find out what happens in the gallery after Tate Britain shuts its doors?

Comedy meets Art - 'Dear Mother' written by Isy Suttie
Portrait of Captain Thomas Lee, Marcus Gheeraerts II, 1594, From the collection of: Tate Britain
A Favourite Custom, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1909-01-01, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Lycidas, James Havard Thomas, 1902-01-01/1908, From the collection of: Tate Britain

We asked comedian Harry Hill to pen a few new captions for some great British artworks. Here's what he came up with...

Portrait of an Unknown Lady, Marcus Gheeraerts II, Around 1595, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Samuel's Reproach to Saul, Francis Cleyn, c.1630-5, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit, Sir Nathaniel Bacon, c.1620-5, From the collection of: Tate Britain
View of a House and its Estate in Belsize, Middlesex, Jan Siberechts, 1696-01-01, From the collection of: Tate Britain
A Cornfield, John Constable, ?1817, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Llyn-y-Cau, Cader Idris, Richard Wilson, 1774, From the collection of: Tate Britain
A Man in a Black Cap, John Bettes, 1545, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Venice: The Giudecca Canal, Looking towards Fusina at Sunset, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1840-01-01, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Samuel Richardson, the Novelist (1684-1761), Seated, Surrounded by his Second Family, Francis Hayman, 1740-1, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Cholmondeley Ladies, British School 17th century, Around 1600, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match, Johan Zoffany, c.1784-6, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Peter Darnell Muilman, Charles Crokatt and William Keable in a Landscape, Thomas Gainsborough, c.1750, From the collection of: Tate Britain

Now we want you to be inspired. You can see more artworks in our Meet 500 Years of British Art exhibition

Please send us your comedy take on 500 years of British Art via G+, Facebook and Twitter with #tatebritain 

We'd love to spread your inspiration too so we'll help by uploading selected artworks to these pages.

Watch ‘RE.CREATE with Tate Britain –  the ‘Comedy Meets Art’ Google Hangout On Air. We go live on 

24 September 2013, 19.00 GMT

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz will be joined by Doon Mackichan, artists, curators and online contributors for a lively discussion about comedy and art.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/special-event/comedy-meets-art-hangout-on-air

Coming soon: 

Throughout the coming months many names will be revealed 

Those confirmed include:

Fashion: Jonathan Saunders, Hussein Chayalan and Preen

Film: Mike Leigh and Christopher Nolan

Music: Everything Everything

Poetry: John Hegley, Scroobius Pip and George the Poet

Credits: Story

Creative Director — Jane Burton
Exhibit Producer  — Alexey Moskvin
Film Producers — Susan Doyon, Sofie Roberts
Film Production Team — Kat Mansoor, Tom Swindell, Ian Pinder, Maria Kennedy, Tom Haines, Ben Fordsman, Phil Knockles, Stephen Pook, Damon Boyle, Miika Leskinen, Ellen Newton, Adam Gutch, Duncan Brooker

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not represent the views of the institutions whose collections include the featured works or of Google Arts & Culture.
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