King's Society: Guided tour of the  Van Gogh and Britain  Exhibition with Art History UK


Thursday 28th March 2019 10:45


Tate Britain, London, SW1

Tate Britain’s blockbuster exhibition 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 over the Rhône , L’Arlésienne, and two works he made while a patient at the Saint Paul Asylum: At Eternity’s Gate and Prisoners Exercising . They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery.

The lecture with our guide Claudia Merkle will focus on these works and the context in which they were painted. Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He fell in love with British culture, especially the novels of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. And he was inspired by the art he saw here including paintings by Constable and Millais which are featured in the show. The exhibition also looks at the British artists who were inspired by Van Gogh including Francis Bacon, David Bomberg and the young Camden Town painters. This lecture will show how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art.

We will meet for coffee at the Morpeth Arms (SW1P 4RW) where our lecture will take place, only a short walk to Tate Britain.

Price per ticket to include coffee, lecture and entry to exhibition £46.  Number of places 20. Website booking available.


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