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This intriguing new exhibition at Tate Britain will tell the story of the artists who fled to Britain to seek refuge from the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris.
"French Artists in Exile" will use works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro, amongst others, to trace the links between French and British artists, their patrons and their art dealers during this traumatic time.
It will also explore the artists' social life, and provide a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French.
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.
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
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.
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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 Temple), National Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Charing Cross), National Portrait Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Charing Cross), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Piccadilly Circus) and Wallace Collection (catch the train from Pimlico to Bond Street)
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