2013

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Film

Tate Britain

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

A new Tate Britain was 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

Christopher Nolan on how Bacon's paintings inspired the Joker in his film 'The Dark Knight'

Christopher Nolan reveals how paintings by Francis Bacon inspired the Joker's smeared make-up in 'The Dark Knight'. Nolan talks about his longstanding fascination for Bacon's work, and why, when words aren't enough, he turns to art to help shape his creative vision.

Mike Leigh on transforming Turner's life and work into cinema

Mike Leigh takes time out from shooting his new feature about the life and work of JMW Turner to share his passion for the great painter of landscape and light, and explains how he takes detailed scenes from Turner's sketches and recreates them for the camera.

A Single Figure, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Two Figures, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Billiard Players, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Artist and his Admirers, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain

Ken Loach brings his cinematic eye to the art of William Hogarth

As he completes what may be his last feature film, 'Jimmy's Hall', a period drama set in 1930's Ireland, Ken Loach reflects on the connections between art and filmmaking, and explains why he'd rather spend time with William Hogarth and his servants than any of the fine dandies in other portraits on show at Tate Britain.

Heads of Six of Hogarth's Servants, William Hogarth, c.1750-5, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Painter and his Pug, William Hogarth, 1745-01-01, 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
Thomas, 2nd Baron Mansel of Margam with his Blackwood Half-Brothers and Sister, Allan Ramsay, 1742, 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

Ray Harryhausen on art and special effects

Ray Harryhausen is a legend in the film world. His opus which includes special effects for 'Jason and the Argonauts' and 'One Million Years B.C' changed the face of cinema and inspired filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.

In one of his last ever interviews Harryhausen talks about how the nineteenth-century painter John Martin influenced his work and why he considers Martin to be the father of modern cinema.

Plate from 'Illustrations to the Bible': Belshazzar's Feast, John Martin, Published 1835, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Great Day of His Wrath, John Martin, Around 1851, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Last Judgement, John Martin, 1853, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Plate from 'Illustrations to the Bible': The Destruction of the Pharoah's Host, John Martin, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Plains of Heaven, John Martin, Around 1851, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Plate from 'Illustrations to the Bible': The Covenant, John Martin, published 1832, From the collection of: Tate Britain

Explore previous exhibitions: 

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Photography

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Poetry

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Comedy

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Cooking

Coming up: 

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Music

Visit Tate Britain for more ideas and inspiration

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/meet-tate-britain

Credits: Story

Creative Director — Jane Burton
Exhibit Producer — Alexey Moskvin
Film Producers — Sofie Roberts, Susan Doyon, Nick Aldridge
Film Production Team — Tate Media

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