Tate Britain have announced it will be presenting a major new Van Gogh exhibition in 2019. 

Vincent van Gogh L’Arlésienne 1890. Collection Museum de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand. Photo credit: João Musa. 

This new major exhibition of the artist’s work will concentrate on Vincent van Gogh’s relationship with Britain, exploring how he was inspired by  British art, literature and culture throughout his career and how he in turn inspired British artists, from Walter Sickert to Francis Bacon.

Van Gogh and Britain will bring together over forty of the artist’s work on loan from public and private collections around the world. The display will include works such as L’Arlésienne1890 from Museu de Arte de São Paolo, Starry Night on the Rhône 1888 from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Shoes from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the rarely loaned Sunflowers 1888 from the National Gallery, London.

The artist spent several years in London between 1873 and 1876, allowing him to explore new avenues of life, art and love. This new exhibition will show how Van Gogh responded to the art he saw, including works by John Constable and John Everett Millais as well as his love of British writers from William Shakespeare to Christina Rossetti. Charles Dickens in particular influenced Van Gogh’s style and subject matter throughout his career.

Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson said: “Vincent van Gogh is without a doubt one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time. His stay in Britain changed his vision of the world and himself, encouraging him to become an artist. This is an exciting opportunity for us to reveal the impact Britain had on Van Gogh as well as the enormous influence he had on British artists. Tate’s last Van Gogh exhibition was in 1947 and introduced his work to a whole generation of artists working in Britain. We’re thrilled to be welcoming so many important and ground breaking paintings to the gallery.”

Van Gogh and Britain will be on display at Tate Britain from the 27th March until the 11th August 2019. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/van-gogh-and-britain


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