Tate Britain Exhibition

The EY Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain

Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait Autumn 1889 National Gallery of Art, Washington. Collection of Mr and Mrs John Hay Whitney, 1998.74.5

This major exhibition brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists

The EY 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.

Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He walked the streets alone, dreaming of the future. 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 exhibition. They affected his paintings throughout his career.

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. It shows how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art.

Vincent van Gogh Starry Night over the Rhone 1888 Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

Vincent van Gogh Starry Night over the Rhone 1888 Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

Vincent van Gogh At Eternity's Gate 1890 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh At Eternity's Gate 1890 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Francis Bacon Study for Portrait of Van Gogh IV 1957 Tate © Francis Bacon Estate, DACS, London

Francis Bacon Study for Portrait of Van Gogh IV 1957 Tate © Francis Bacon Estate, DACS, London​

Vincent van Gogh L'Arlésienne 1890 Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Vincent van Gogh, L'Arlésienne 1890. Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers 1888 National Gallery (London, UK)

Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers 1888 National Gallery (London, UK)

 Vincent van Gogh Pollarded Willows, Arles 1888 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh Pollarded Willows, Arles 1888 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh Path in the Garden of the Asylum 1889 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh Path in the Garden of the Asylum 1889 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Dates

27 March – 11 August 2019

All advance tickets are now sold out

Members do not need to book to see the exhibition - just show your membership card at the entrance. Exclusive Members Hours continue on Saturday and Sunday mornings, 8.00–10.00. Join now

Lunch and Dinner offers still available

A very limited amount of day tickets will be released at 10.00 each day when the gallery opens. Day tickets are for entry times throughout the day on that day only and are available to purchase in person from the Manton ticket desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Day tickets are likely to sell out quickly so come early to avoid disappointment. You may need to wait between your ticket purchase and your timed exhibition entry.

Once these tickets are gone the exhibition will be sold out for the day. If you plan to buy tickets this way, aim to get to the gallery for when it opens and be prepared that you may be buying tickets for a much later time slot that day.

See visiting information. Authorised tickets are only available directly from Tate

Tate Britain is open until 22.00 on the first Friday of every month for Late at Tate Britain

Extended opening hours:

3 August until 22.00

4–7 August until 20.00

8 August until 22.00

9–10 August until 23.00

11 August until 20.00

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