Review Round Up: Impressionists in London, Tate Britain

Love London Love Culture rounds up all of the latest reviews for Tate Britain’s latest exhibition. 

Kew Green, Camille Pissarro, 1892. (c) Musee d’Orsay. 

The Guardian: ** “This exhibition could have been a fascinating exploration of British links with impressionism, for those links do exist, though they are not made here.”

The Times: *** “This show documents an artistic diaspora but lacks a coherent argument.”

Evening Standard: “Despite this magnificent coda, I left angry. Why gather this exceptional group of Monets from across the world and not actually tell the story of Impressionism in London?”

The Telegraph: *** “In short, this is a curious, split-personality exhibition, padded out instead of being tailored to its subject.”

The Independent: *** “How do you pull a crowd? By the gentle art of deception. Be warned then: the main title of this exhibition is a gross misrepresentation of its contents.”

Time Out: *** ” It’s two different shows: ‘Impressionists in London’ and ‘French Artists in Exile’, and it manages to half-arse them both. Even if you love nineteenth-century art as much as I do, this show’s vision of it is far too clouded and smoggy to ever be any good.”

The Upcoming: *** “It’s a slightly frustrating exhibition; there is so much here to like and appreciate, and yet it feels as if it’s been padded out with work of lesser quality and relevance.”

Culture Whisper: *** “It would seem impossible to make the Impressionists dull. But, despite flashes of brilliance, it seems Tate Britain has sadly achieved this with flying colours.”

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London is on display at Tate Britain from the 2nd November until the 7th May 2018. For more information and to book tickets visit:




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