Van Gogh in London Exhibition at the Tate Britain

A wonderful new Van Gogh exhibition opens in London on the 27th March till 11th August 2019 at Tate Britain. With 45 pieces of his work, the exhibition explores his life in London where he lived between 1873 to 1876 and how he influenced lots of British artists like Francis Bacon & David Bomberg.

Van Gogh at the Tate Britain

This exhibition called Van Gogh and Britain is sure to be sold out quickly and it immerses you into the life of Van Gogh, I had the pleasure to preview the artwork that will be on display. Be sure to snap your tickets up to enjoy his work for yourself on the link below. The exhibition is in two parts and looks at his early life in Britain and the explores his impact on the life of British artists up to the 1950s.

Van Gogh at the Tate Britain – sketches when in London

This is the largest collection of his paintings in the UK in one place for over 10 years. Some of his most famous works have been brought together from around the world which include ShoesStarry Night on the RhôneL’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.

Van Gogh at the Tate Britain

10 interesting facts about Vincent Van Gogh that you might not have known about him

  1. He was born in 1853 in Holland.
  2. Lived in Stockwell, London when he was 20 years old and worked as an art dealer.
  3. In April 1876 he was a supply teacher at a Ramsgate School, it was an unpaid role.
  4. In August 1885 his work was exhibited for the first time in shop windows of the dealer Leurs in The Hague.
  5. Whilst in Arles (1888 – 1889), France this was van Gogh most prolific periods, with 200 paintings and 100 watercolours & drawings.
  6. He lived in Arles, South France where he painted his famous Sunflowers work.
  7. Van Gogh cut off his own ear after an acute mental breakdown
  8. Sad that he made no money from painting while he was alive and committed suicide when he was 37 because of poverty & mental illness. He shot himself in the chest in a wheat field that he was painting.
  9. He created 2100 pieces of artwork in his life, 860 were oil paintings. Van Gogh completed two paintings of Daubigny’s Garden, one of which is likely his final work. He created 43 self-portraits.
  10. His paintings are now the most expensive sold at auctions in the world.

Who is Vincent van Gogh

A very much misunderstood artist at the time of his life, like many artists their claim to fame is many years after their death.

He was born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Holland to a middle-class family. In his early years, he was very studious and a thoughtful child, his mother encouraged him to draw from an early age. But he was unhappy as a child and he later described his childhood as cold and sterile. His adult life started off as an art dealer and jumped around to various jobs. He trained to become a minister of the church but it didn’t work out for him.

More on his life will be added with a video of a tour.

I very much like his style of painting and his interpretation of how he saw the world. He is my 2nd favourite artist after Salvador Dali.

Photographs of the Exhibition

Van Gogh at the Tate Britain
Van Gogh at the Tate Britain – Sunflowers
Van Gogh at the Tate Britain
Van Gogh at the Tate Britain
Van Gogh at the Tate Britain
Van Gogh at the Tate Britain
Van Gogh at the Tate Britain – Starry Night 1888

More photographs can be found on the Flickr link below, if you went to the exhibition or love Van Gogh, leave a comment below. What is your favourite painting that he painted?

How to get there?

The closest tube station is Pimlico which is on the Victoria underground line, Tate Britain is only a short walk of 10min from the station.

Links

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/alalchan
Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/alalchan/albums/72157704247338262
Tate Britain – https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/ey-exhibition-van-gogh-and-britain

Recommended

Platinum Jubilee – The Pageant

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant What a wonderful end to the long weekend celebrating the Queen’s seventy years on the throne. The Pageant was spectacular,

Japan : Courts and Culture Exhibition

Japan: Courts and Culture Exhibition

In April 2022, the Queen’s Gallery opened its doors to showcase a brand new exhibition. Entitled “350 Years of Japanese Art and Design”, this display

Advertising

  • Sale! Digital Downloads

    Digital Download

    £10.00

    Digital Download

    £10.00

    Digital download of one of my photographs.

    Quick View
  • Cassiobury Park Fireworks

    Cassiobury Park Fireworks 2017

    £14.99£95.99

    Cassiobury Park Fireworks 2017

    £14.99£95.99

    The stunning display of fireworks this year would make an ideal gift from Watford.

    Clear
    Quick View
  • Lord Mayor Show Fireworks

    Lord Mayors Fireworks Show

    £14.99£95.99

    Lord Mayors Fireworks Show

    £14.99£95.99

    Looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral along the Thames when the Lord Mayors Show Fireworks took place.

    Clear
    Quick View
  • London Eye with love

    London Eye with love

    £14.99£95.99

    London Eye with love

    £14.99£95.99

    An iconic feature of the London skyline it especially looks good when the colour changes as it does during valentines week.

    Clear
    Quick View
  • Rose drop

    Rose drop

    £14.99£95.99

    Rose drop

    £14.99£95.99

    Rain drops on roses

    Clear
    Quick View
  • Crocuses

    Crocuses circle the Bandstand

    £14.99£95.99

    Crocuses circle the Bandstand

    £14.99£95.99

    The band stand back in its original location in Cassiobury park in 2016, the spring crocuses looked beautiful against the back drop.

    Clear
    Quick View