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.
"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.
"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.
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RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Photography
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RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Cooking
RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Music
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Creative Director—Jane Burton