This major new exhibition at the Tate will reveal how Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by British art, and how he then went on to inspire British artists in turn.
Van Gogh lived in England for several years as a young man, and was especially inspired by the art of Constable and Millais — both of which are featured in the exhibition. The painters that he then went on to inspire include the likes of Francis Bacon and David Bomberg, whom he helped to set on the road to modern art.
The forty paintings by Van Gogh will represent the largest collection of his works in the UK for nearly a decade, and will include many famous works on loan from around the world such as Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhone, L'Arlesienne, and two of the works he created while staying at the Saint-Paul Asylum: At Eternity's Gate and Prisoners Exercising.
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”
Franz West at the Tate Modern – 20 Feb to 2 Jun 2019 – This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver – 21 Feb to 19 May 2019 – The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
Phyllida Barlow at the Royal Academy – 23 Feb to 23 Jun 2019 – The RA will be showing one of Phyllida Barlow's large-scale installations in the new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Gallery
Dorothea Tanning retrospective – 27 Feb to 9 Jun 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition that looks back over the long career of surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning
Scenes of Parisian Life — National Gallery – 28 Feb to 19 May 2019 – French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly worked in revolutionary Paris and witnessed the rise and fall of Napoleon.
The Renaissance Nude – 3 Mar to 2 Jun 2019 – Explore the evolution of nude painting in the 15th and 16th-century through Renaissance painters like Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo
Martin Parr — Only Human – 7 Mar to 27 May 2019 – An exhibition by one of Britain's best-known photographers - Martin Parr - revealing what Britons are like following the EU referendum
Find more art exhibitions in March
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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