London’s Spring Art Exhibitions are Spectacular

Guide to London’s spring art exhibitions are spectacular

Spring’s on the way with lots of new exhibitions being launched in London. We take a look at some of the best on offer.

Anyone who loves modern art will be excited by the new Andy Warhol exhibition at the Tate Modern on Bankside. It has been over twenty years since his work has been exhibited at the Tate, so this exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity to see work that has never been seen before in the UK. Try playing with his floating Silver Clouds or the psychedelic multimedia experience of Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Or take a look at his Ladies and Gentlemen series containing portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women. Many of his most well-known works are also on a show like iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans. In addition, don't forget to book any of the short term holiday apartments in London for your stay to make the most out of your visit.

The world of Mushrooms in art is being explored at Somerset House. This is definitely mushrooms as you have never seen them before – think psychedelic, abstract, naturalistic as well as architecture and sustainable fashion!  

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Salvador Dali is by far the most well known Surrealist artist – but there were many others working around the same time. The Dulwich Picture Gallery has focused on the works of British artists exploring themes of war, dreams, the unconscious and even radical politics.

The Royal Academy is focusing on Impressionism with a spectacular opportunity to see 60 works from the Danish Ordrupgaard Collection in Copenhagen. On show are works by Claude Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas as well as artists like Corot and Daubigny. What makes this exhibition extra special is the amazing series of works by Paul Gaugin spanning his entire career – from his Impressionist inspired paintings to the highly symbolic and colorful work for which he became known. 

Book a stay at any of the holiday apartments in London and head to the British Library at Euston.  On display is a stunning collection of rarely seen illustrations for Japanese textiles.  Delicate flowers and landscapes dominate these pattern books which were used by kimono merchants when ordering textiles. Complete the journey into Japanese kimono art by visiting The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Kimono Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition, where you can see examples of kimono design and styling.

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