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Art Diary

Capturing the Moment

2 June 2023

The relationship between painting and photography has been one of complex mutual influence since the birth of the younger medium in the 19th century. This exhibition at Tate Modern in London (13 June–28 January 2024) includes a number of works in which the boundaries between the two have been blurred, from Andy Warhol’s silkscreen prints to the photorealist works of Gerhard Richter. But there are also many more surprising inclusions in the show, revealing how modern and contemporary painters have continued to pay close attention to developments in photography, and vice versa. Alice Neel’s Puerto Rican Boys on 108th Street (1955) is indebted to early street photography, while Andreas Gursky’s large-scale panoramic photographs attest to the German artist’s painterly sensibility. Find out more on the Tate’s website.

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War (2003), Paula Rego. Photo: Oliver Cowlin/Tate; © Paula Rego

Trouble in Paradise (1999), Cecily Brown. Photo: Tate; © Cecily Brown

Self Portrait (1966–67), Andy Warhol. Yageo Foundation Collection. © 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Licensed by DACS, London

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972), David Hockney. Image: © David Hockney; photo: Art Gallery of New South Wales/Jenni Carter

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972), David Hockney. YAGEO Foundation Collection, Taiwan. © David Hockney