Monday 2 March 2020

Art Shows in London and Beyond

Tate Britain
Aubrey Beardsley March 4 to May 25
The graphic artist was astoundingly prolific before dying young at 25. He invented a linear, black-and-white Art Nouveau style in which the 18th century met Japanese woodblock prints. Widely influential in his time, an exhibition in 1965 brought him back to popularity.

Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
Art Deco by the SeaTo 14 June
The 20s and 30s were great decades for the British seaside. Who wouldn't want to holiday in an Art Deco hotel and swim in a Cubist lido? The Sainsbury Centre is still futuristic after all these years, and now there is sculpture dotted around the grounds and the lake.

Pallant House, Chichester
To 14 June
Bawden, Marx, Ravilious and their Contemporaries. Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious were graphic artists of the 20s to the 40s who recorded the English landscape, country towns, shop fronts, markets and railway stations. When war broke out, they reflected the changing face of an island under siege, where Victorian ironwork was joined by barbed-wire entanglements, Nissen huts and gun emplacements. Sadly Ravilious never returned from a flight to Iceland.

Musée d'Orsay, Paris
James TissotTo 19 June
James Tissot loved to paint beautiful women in the elaborate, fashionable costumes of the late 19th century, often with a background of breakfast tables, rivers, yachts, parks and iron railings.

National Gallery
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
16 March – 14 June 2020

All six paintings in Titian's Metamorphoses are reunited – from Boston, Madrid and London – for the first time in over four centuries.

Chris Beetles Gallery, London
The Twentieth Century According to Heath Robinson and Ronald SearleTo 21 March 2020
Mad inventor meets anarchic schoolkids.

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