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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Van Gogh at Tate Britain

 The major exhibition currently on at the Tate Britain is Van Gogh and Britain. Its aim is to show how Van Gogh was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists. As you can imagine it is a popular exhibition and it was difficult to get a clear view to take photos. Apologies if some are not that clear. I photographed the information next to the paintings but some are much too blurred to post which means I don't know some of the names or dates of the paintings! I have also messed up the information relating his work to British artists but I still thought it worthwhile to let you have a glimpse at some of the paintings and drawings on display.

Van Gogh came to Britain at the age of 20 and spent three years in the City. He worked in Covent Garden as a dealer in art photography and prints. He spoke English and enjoyed English Literature especially the works of Charles Dickens. At this stage in his life he was not an artist.