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Figure Totem Beast will be taking a look at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged after World War II.
By using new materials and new processes the up-and-coming artists created works that were both immediate and brutal. One critic described them as the "Geometry of Fear".
By showing these young artists such as Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi, alongside some of the older names like Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore, the exhibition will reveal how their work measures up against the great international artists.
> 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”
The photographs of Don McCullin – 5 Feb to 6 May 2019 – An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin, showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland.
Van Gogh and Britain – 27 Mar to 11 Aug 2019 – The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years.
Frank Bowling at Tate Britain – 31 May to 26 Aug 2019 – A major new exhibition at Tate Britain that covers the entire career of abstract painter Frank Bowling from the 1960s to the present day
William Blake — The Artist – 11 Sep 2019 to 2 Feb 2020 – Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake.
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
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Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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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