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A Major Van Gogh Exhibition Opens At Tate Britain This Month

Georgie Hoole Georgie Hoole - EXECUTIVE EDITOR

A Major Van Gogh Exhibition Opens At Tate Britain This Month

Here’s an exhibition you really must Gogh to.

Tate Britain are hosting their first Van Gogh exhibition in over 70 years, and it will be the largest collection of his paintings shown in the UK for almost a decade.

© The National Gallery, London/ Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924

Featuring some of his most famous artworks, including Sunflowers (1888), Self-Portrait (1889) and Starry Night on the Rhône (1888), this exhibition focuses on Van Gogh’s relationship with Britain and how British art, literature and culture inspired him throughout his career.

© Self-Portrait, RMN

Van Gogh spent a few very important years in London in the 1870s. The city encouraged and inspired him to explore new avenues of life, love and, crucially, art. The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain will highlight his love of London and British culture and how his love of British writers in particular influenced his subsequent art career. He was a big fan of Shakespeare, Christina Rossetti and Charles Dickens — Van Gogh’s favourite Dickens book actually features in the foreground of L’Arlésienne; a portrait he painted in the last year of his life.

L’Arlésienne | Photo credit: João Musa

As well as over 45 works by Van Gogh himself, the exhibition will also feature work by British artists that he inspired, such as Walter Sickert and Francis Bacon.

Location: Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, SW1P 4RG. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: from March 27 to August 11, 2019. Open every day, 10am–6pm.
Prices: entry costs £22 (discounts for concessions).
More information and tickets: on Tate’s website.


Also published on Medium.