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VAN GOGH AND BRITAIN

Van Gogh, the Master of Sunflowers, gets his first UK retrospective at Tate Britain in over 70 years.

Opening on the 27 March, the Van Gogh and Britain exhibition is due to present the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade.

The show, which will bring together 45 of Van Gogh’s works, will reveal how the artist 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. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône and L'Arlésienne. They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery.

Alongside Van Gogh's masterpieces will be works by the modern British artists he inspired, including Matthew Smith, Christopher Wood and David Bomberg. The exhibition will conclude with an important group of portraits by Francis Bacon based on a Van Gogh self-portrait known only from photographs since its destruction during the Second World War.

Van Gogh and Britain
Tate Britain
27 March – 11 August 2019