From Spanish masterpieces to contemporary American paintings made from chewing gum, there’s a wide range of art exhibitions to enjoy in the capital this autumn.
Red Star Over Russia
The Tate Modern hosts this dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin 50 years later.
Featuring rare propaganda posters, prints and photos from the collection of photographer and graphic designer David King, this is a thrilling depiction of a momentous period in world history.
At the Tate Modern from 8th November to 18th February 2018.
Tube: Southwark (0.5 miles)
Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty
Spanning work from the past 15 years, Dan Colen’s first major London solo show presents a striking portrait of contemporary America.
Exhibits include the ‘Gum’ paintings, spots of brightly coloured chewing gum layered onto the canvas as paint, and the ‘Trash’ works, incorporating rubbish and discarded ephemera.
At Newport Street Gallery until 21st January 2018.
Tube: Lambeth North (0.6 miles)
El Greco to Goya
The first London exhibition of Spanish art from The Bowes Museum in County Durham explores a period of huge social, religious and political upheaval in Spain.
Spanning 3 centuries, the collection includes masterpieces such as El Greco’s ‘The Tears of Saint Peter’, Goya’s ‘Portrait of Juan Antonio Melendez Valdes’ and Antonio de Pereda’s ‘Tobias restoring his father’s sight’.
At The Wallace Collection until 7th January 2018.
Tube: Bond Street (0.4 miles)
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphealites
Bringing together Van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ with paintings from the Tate Collection, this exhibition at The National Gallery explores how the painting inspired the Pre-Raphaelites to forge a new style of painting.
Among the artists whose work is showcased are Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt.
At The National Gallery until 2nd April 2018.
Tube: Charing Cross (0.2 miles)
One of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th Century, Finnish artist Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomin characters and books.
Featuring some of her lesser known works, this exhibition brings together a selection of never before seen self-portraits and paintings.
At Dulwich Picture Gallery until 28th January 2018.
Train: West Dulwich (0.5 miles)
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