APRIL ART GUIDE
Updated: Sep 16, 2019
11 April – 21 July
I am sure you all know Edvard Munch’s painting, ‘The Scream’. ‘The Scream’ became a universal symbol of the anxiety of modern man, and is one of the most recognizable paintings in the world! However, who is the creator behind it? Who is Edvard Munch?
This month, The British Museum is trying to answer these questions by curating a comprehensive exhibit of his work, the largest in the UK in the last 45 years. The show will unveil the story of Edvard Munch’s life and work through the largest collection of his prints. It is definitely a must see this month!
27 March – 11 August
It is interesting how Edvard Munch is seen as Norway’s answer to Vincent Van Gogh, when we see a concurrent exhibition dedicated to Van Gogh himself! I suppose it gives us a unique opportunity to see the works of two incredible painters in one month!
This exhibition is looking at Van Gogh’s work, which was inspired by Britain. Van Gogh lived in the UK for several years as a young man, an experience which had a tremendous effect on his work. This exhibition will bring together the most famous paintings from all over the world – including ‘Starry Night on the Rhône’ & ‘Sunflowers’.
13 April – 27 October
The spring is finally here, and I can’t think of a better time to visit Kew Gardens! The gardens are amazing as they are, but this Spring we will be able to witness the harmonious concurrence of art and nature. Over the next few months, famous glass sculptor Dale Chihuly will exhibit his magical creations across the grounds of Kew Gardens. Dale Chihuly is the sculptor who created one of the most famous chandeliers in London, the Rotunda Chandelier at the V&A! If you remember how spectacular it is, can you imagine the feeling of awe and wonder that seeing his work against Kew Gardens backdrop will inspire!
03 April – 12 April
Nature and gardens are an endless source of inspiration for so many artists and craftsman. During London Hat Week, over 200 milliners will showcase their creations, which were inspired by flora and fauna! Without a doubt, hats are wearable pieces of art, making you feel so special and if you like hats as much as I do, then this show is definitely for you!
Until the 2nd of June
Last but not least, we have a collective exhibition at Saatchi Gallery showcasing the work of nine contemporary artists. Selected work will be presented in mixed mediums and will explore the distortion of human perception. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an interactive kaleidoscope, titled ‘Fata Morgana’, by Laura Buckley. The installation explores distortion through the series of colourful images. Yet another great exploration and use of colour in a very different way! The visitors will be able to walk through the kaleidoscope and experience it themselves, which makes this exhibition a bit more interactive than other gallery trips.