DATE & TIME
Thursday 25th April 2019
10.00 am to 11.30 am: Lecture in the auditorium with an art historian
11.30 am: Visit of the exhibition on your own
London SE1 9TG
« VAN GOGH AND BRITAIN » AT TATE BRITAIN
« Van Gogh and Britain » presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône and L’Arlésienne. They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery.
Evidenced by his art and his letters, Van Gogh was greatly inspired by the British architecture, literature, culture and art accessible to him during the years he spent in London. They affected his paintings throughout his career.
Tracing Van Gogh from his obscure years in London to the extraordinary national fame he achieved in the 1950s, the exhibition will show how he inspired modern British artists, including Francis Bacon, David Bomberg, and the young Camden Town painters. It shows how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art.