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Arabs Returning..., (detail), watercolour on paper possibly by Arthur Melville (1855–1904), photo credit: Royal Watercolour Society


A tour of the art at University College Hospital, photo credit: Paintings in Hospitals

A tour of the art at University College Hospital

Ten ways art helps us heal

As the nation celebrates 70 years of the NHS, Ben Pearce of Paintings in Hospitals makes the case for the healing power of art.

Photo credit: Tate

Sketch for 'East Cowes Castle, the Regatta Beating to Windward' No. 2

The British seaside – from Turner to Nash to Emin

Discover how artists have tried to capture the essence of the British summer through seascapes.

Henry Wood painting in Scotland, 1938, photo credit: Image reproduced with permission from the Royal Academy of Music, London

Henry Wood painting in Scotland, 1938

From baton to brush: the paintings of Sir Henry Wood

Rediscovering the forgotten paintings of conductor and composer Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms.

Castle Howard Shorthorns, by Henry Stafford (1830–1873), Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, CC BY. Animation created by Matthias Brown

Castle Howard Shorthorns

Art UK GIF collection: call for submissions

Have you seen our new set of GIFs? Create your own with art from UK collections and share them with us!


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© Bob and Roberta Smith, Photo credit: Art UK


Art Matters

Art UK's Ferren Gipson discusses the ways in which pop culture meets art.

Cobalt Blue Teacup and Saucer, 2003–2004, oil on canvas by Kerry Harker (b.1971), © the artist, photo credit: Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award

Cobalt Blue Teacup and Saucer

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Photo credit: Swindon Art Gallery


Torso (Man Honing a Scythe)

Swindon Art Gallery added this sketch by George Clausen (1852–1944) to Art UK. Clausen was a dedicated Royal Academician.

Ray Harryhausen, © The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, photo credit: The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation

Ray Harryhausen

The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation

The Foundation was set up to look after Ray's collection and further the art of model stop-motion animation.

© David Hockney. Photo credit: Tate

A Bigger Splash

David Hockney: swimming pools and suburbia

A closer look at one of Britain's best-known artists.

© The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2017. Photo credit: Tate

Yellow Islands

O say can you see... American artists in UK collections?

From Singer Sargent to Warhol – plus a few hidden gems!

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