The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London – Tate Britain
The EY Exhibition:
Impressionists in London
2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018
The story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France
This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots.
In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists to seek refuge across the Channel. Their experiences in London and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene.
Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904) is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history. Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed.
Also features works from Dalou, Sisley, Derain and Legros.
A month after the exhibition opens sees Tate Britain’s talk, Curator’s Tour: Impressionists in London with Caroline Corbeau-Parsons.
11 December 2017 at 18.30–20.30
A unique tour of Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870–1904), led by exhibition curator Caroline Corbeau-Parsons. This is a chance to hear unique insights into the work of artists such as Monet, Tissot and Pissarro, and to explore connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers.