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”
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
Sorolla — Spanish Master of Light – 18 Mar to 7 Jul 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
The New Londoners — British Library – 22 Mar to 7 Jul 2019 – An exhibition of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, who has captured families living in their London homes.
Sean Scully — Sea Star – 13 Apr to 11 Aug 2019 – Sean Scully's new work on display at the National Gallery was inspired by JMW Turner's atmospheric painting The Evening Star.
Fantastic Faberge — An Easter event for kids – 19 to 20 Apr 2019 – Take your kids to the Queen's Gallery and see if they can decorate an Easter Egg to compare with the fantastic Faberge ones
Find more exhibitions taking place next month
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)