RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Film

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

Tate Britain

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.

Film meets Art - Chris Nolan inspired by Francis Bacon, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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"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.

Film meets Art - Mike Leigh inspired by JMW Turner, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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A Single Figure, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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Two Figures, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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The Billiard Players, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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The Artist and his Admirers, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1827, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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"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.

Film meets Art - Ken Loach inspired by William Hogarth, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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Heads of Six of Hogarth's Servants, William Hogarth, c.1750-5, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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The Painter and his Pug, William Hogarth, 1745-01-01, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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Peter Darnell Muilman, Charles Crokatt and William Keable in a Landscape, Thomas Gainsborough, c.1750, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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Thomas, 2nd Baron Mansel of Margam with his Blackwood Half-Brothers and Sister, Allan Ramsay, 1742, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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Samuel Richardson, the Novelist (1684-1761), Seated, Surrounded by his Second Family, Francis Hayman, 1740-1, From the collection of: Tate Britain
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"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.

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

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Creative Director—Jane Burton

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