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Aftermath will explore the impact that World War One had on British, German and French art.
Art was pressed into service for a variety of different reasons in the period after the Great War, from the public memorials by Charles Sargeant Jagger to the depressing medical portraits of wounded soldiers by Henry Tonks.
The physical and psychological scars left on Europe led to critiques by Otto Dix and George Grosz, and the birth of dada and surrealism. The exhibition also looks at how our post-war society eventually began to rebuild itself, which inspired some artists to make a return to classicism and traditional art, whilst others were moved to produce utopian visions of the future.
Craig’s review of Tate Britain – “Tate Britain is the one gallery that I've never bothered to visit before today. And the reason is this: I'm lazy. Yeah I know it's a dumb excuse, but it's true. They need to knock it down and move it closer to the train station. You've either got to get off at Vauxhall and walk across the bridge (not doing that), or get a tube to Pimlico (not doing that either), or wa… continued”
Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome – 22 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.
The Turner Prize 2018 – 25 Sep 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
Burne-Jones exhibition, at Tate Britain – 24 Oct 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.
Figure Totem Beast — 1950s British Sculpture – 29 Oct 2018 to 4 Feb 2019 – The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War.
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
William De Morgan’s Sublime Symmetry – 11 May to 28 Oct 2018 – Sublime Symmetry is an exploration of William De Morgan's clever use of mathematics in his ceramic designs
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
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If you enjoy Tate Britain then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 30 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Courtauld Gallery), National Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to National Gallery), National Portrait Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to National Portrait Gallery), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Royal Academy of Arts) and Wallace Collection (catch the train from Pimlico to Wallace Collection)
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