Five exhibitions to plan ahead for

An eclectic array of exhibitions to visit in the coming months

Degas: A Passion for Perfection, Fitzwilliam Museum

Dance Examination, by Degas (Denver Art Museum)

In the centenary year of Degas’ death, Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum is hosting an exhibition focused on the French painter, featuring a large number of artworks taken from its own collection alongside paintings loaned from galleries across Europe and the United States. For more information, go here.

Modigliani, Tate Modern

The Little Peasant, by Modigliani (Tate)

Featuring more than 100 works, this major retrospective showcases the phenomenal art of Amedeo Modigliani. The show looks at numerous aspects of Modigliani’s evolving style, including how he was influenced by the likes of Cezanne, Lautrec and Picasso and how his nudes helped modernise figurative painting. The exhibition opens on November 23 and tickets can be booked here.

Soutine’s Portraits, The Courtauld

Bellboy, by Soutine (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris)

From October 19, this exhibition, subtitled : Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys, brings together pictures by Chaïm Soutine, one of the leading painters in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, who was fascinated by chefs and waiting staff in French hotels. According to the gallery, this is the first major Soutine exhibition in the UK in 35 years. To book, go here.

Tracy Emin – My Bed/JMW Turner, Turner Contemporary

Emin’s bed up close (Getty)

If Tracey Emin’s infamous bed isn’t your kind of art then the collection of JMW Turner’s seascapes that she has selected to show alongside it should offer some release. The show in Margate, the town where Emin grew up and where Tuner spent much of his time, opens on October 12. Find out more here.

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites, National Gallery

The ‘Arnolfini portrait’, by
Jan van Eyck (National Gallery)

The National Gallery’s upcoming blockbuster, Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites, which opens on October 2, explores the influence of the influence of the Arnolfini Portrait on Pre-Raphaelites including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt. To book, go here.


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