Free online tour of Andy Warhol at Tate Modern and Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain.

The release of two new films offering audiences the chance to step inside both Tate gallery’s latest exhibitions and explore remarkable works of art from the comfort of their own home have been released.

Published on Tate’s website and YouTube channel this month, viewers around the world can enjoy free curator-led video tours of the Andy Warhol and Aubrey Beardsley exhibitions.

Specially recorded following the closure of Tate’s galleries due to coronavirus, but before current restrictions were implemented, the films offer unique perspectives from Tate experts as they take visitors through the empty galleries, allowing special access to major art works on loan from public and private collections across the globe.

Available to view now, the Tate Modern team share behind-the-scenes insights into the gallery’s recently opened Andy Warhol exhibition.

Featuring more than 100 works from across the artist’s extraordinary career, the show sheds light on how Warhol’s experiences shaped his unique take on 20th century culture, emphasising recurring themes around desire, identity and belief that emerge from his biography.

The content includes articles exploring the artist’s relationship with his mother Julia Warhola, the story behind his lesser-known series of Ladies and Gentlemen paintings, and a personal take on the artist from his close friend Bob Colacello.

Other recently released Warhol-themed content includes The Art of Persona podcast, discussing the role personas can play in life and art through conversations with artists, performers and DJs, while a How To video teaches fans how to recreate Warhol’s printing methods used to make iconic works of art such as Marilyn Diptych 1962 and 100 Campbell’s Soup Cans 1962.

On April 13, the Tate Britain team guide a new online tour through Tate Britain’s Aubrey Beardsley exhibition, providing insight into the artist’s brief but astonishing career.

Although he died tragically young at the age of just 25, Beardsley’s strange black and white images have continued to shock and delight for over a century.

Bringing together 200 works – the largest grouping of his original drawings in 50 years – viewers will be able to see his skill as a draughtsman in detail.

The video will join exhibition-related content available on Tate’s website, including an exhibition guide and a short film.


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