Top Art Exhibitions: March 2018

Spring is in the air and it brings with it these wonderful exhibitions:

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy

Tate Modern, London UK – 8 March – 9 September 2018

The first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition to be shown at Tate Modern, it will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.
It features extraordinary paintings featuring his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter which will be shown together for the first time since they were created over a period of just five days in March 1932.

Pablo Picasso (b/w photo) / Photo © Michel Sima


Victorian Giants: The Birth of Photography

National Portrait Gallery, London UK – 1 March – 20 May 2018

This major exhibition is the first to examine the relationship between four ground-breaking Victorian artists: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) and Oscar Rejlander (1813–75). Drawn from public and private collections internationally, the exhibition features some of the most breath-taking images in photographic history. Featuring striking portraits of sitters such as Charles Darwin, Alice Liddell, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, George Frederic Watts, Ellen Terry and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) 1st Baron Tennyson. English poet with his family, England, c.1862-64. Photographed by Oscar Gustav Rejlander or Lewis Carroll.

Stephen Farthing RA: Museums of the World

Candida Stephens Gallery, Chichester, UK – 3 March – 14 April 2018

Bridgeman Copyright artist Stephen Farthing‘s new exhibition is a must-see. Museums of the World is a collection of 19 paintings produced between 2015-2017, of the interiors of public and private museums around the world. They were inspired by his involvement with British museums including the Royal Academy and the Ashmolean, and by years of traveling the world. The work combines a probing look at the history of collecting.

Untitled – Stephen Farthing RA Limited Edition of 50 Lithograph Print

Foujita: Painting in the Roaring Twenties

Musée Maillol, Paris, France – 7 March – 15 July 2018

The Musée Maillol in Paris is presenting an exhibition devoted to the Japanese artist, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita. More than a hundred major works, originating from public and private collections, show the exceptional nature of Foujita’s period in Montparnasse – where his friends Modigliani, Zadkine, Indenbaum, Kisling, Pascin, and Van Dongen lived – during the Roaring Twenties. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s first and very productive Parisian period between 1913 and 1931.

Surrealist fancy dress ball in Montparnasse, Paris, 1925 attended by Tsuguharu Foujita (in bowler hat), Adolphe Feder, Leopold Levy & Pierre Ladureau / Tallandier

Young Tintoretto: Birth of Genius

Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France – 7 March – 1 May 2018

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of his birth, this exhibition traces the rise of Tintoretto (1518 – 1594) and the decisive years of his career. It will explore how he built himself up to become the most brilliant representative of the Venetian Mannerism.

Self-Portrait, c.1546-48 (oil on canvas), Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518-94) / Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA, USA


Spring Affordable Art Fair, London

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London UK – 8 – 11 March 2018

The Spring Affordable Art Fair in London features a number of Bridgeman Studio artists, including Eliza Southwood, Emma Forrester and Jane Peart. Go visit and treat yourself to some beautiful (and affordable) art!

Flamenco Flamenco, 2013, (etching/aquatint), Jane Peart / Private Collection


Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris

Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, France – 29 March – 23 July 2018

In the spring of 2018, Culturespaces and the Musée Jacquemart-André will be holding a major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, Cassatt lived in France for more than sixty years. She was the only American painter to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris.

Portrait of Mlle C. Lydia Cassatt, 1880 (oil on canvas),  Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844-1926) / Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee du Petit-Palais, France


Mark Cazalet: Resonances

Serena Morton, 343 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA, UK – 2 – 31 March 2018

Bridgeman Copyright artist Mark Cazalet‘s new exhibition Resonances will open at the Notting Hill gallery Serena Morton this month. You will see a collection of beautiful abstract works by the artist.

The Carnival triptych, 2008 (oil on wood panel), Mark Cazalet (b.1964) / St Clement’s Church, Notting Dale, London

Ken Howard OBE RA

Portland Gallery, London UK – 15 March – 6 April 2018

Portland Gallery now represent Bridgeman Copyright artist Ken Howard and are opening their first exhibition of his work this month.

Evening in the Piazzetta (oil on canvas), Ken Howard (b.1932) / Private Collection / Manya Igel Fine Arts Ltd.



Delacroix (1798-1863)

Louvre, Paris, France – 29 March – 23 July 2018

Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre is holding a historic exhibition featuring some 180 works—mostly paintings—as a tribute to his entire career.

Liberty Leading the People, 28 July 1830, c.1830-31 (oil on canvas),  Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) / Louvre-Lens, France

V & A & A, with Vanessa Jackson, Anna Boggon, Amanda Benson

Studio 1.1 london, London UK, 2 – 25 March 2018

This exciting show brings together works by three artists – including Bridgeman Copyright artist Vanessa Jackson – whose work is stylistically very different but share common ground.

3 in 1 in Oil I, 2016 (oil on canvas), Vanessa Jackson (b.1953) / Private Collection

Andrew Gifford – India

John Martin Gallery, London UK, 8 March – 7 April 2018

New Bridgeman Studio artist Andrew Gifford has a wonderful exhibition at the John Martin Gallery, showing a series of work completed en plein air during travels in India.

Sunset over Jama Masjid I 2017, by Andrew Gifford, oil on canvas 42½ x 41½ ins,


Tacita Dean: Landscape Portrait Still-Life

Tacita Dean: LandscapeRoyal Academy of Arts, London UK, 15 March – 28 May 2018
Tacita Dean: PortraitNational Portrait Gallery, London UK, 15 March – 28 May 2018
Tacita Dean: Still LifeNational Gallery, London UK, 15 March – 28 May 2018

In an unprecedented collaboration, three major London galleries, the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and National Gallery, will open three distinct exhibitions with the artist Tacita Dean.

‘Blind Pan’, 2004 (photogravure) (see 259661-3 and 259665), Tacita Dean (b.1965) / Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery)


Nude Art from the Tate Collection

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan – 24 March – 24 June 2018

Through this exhibition of around 130 artworks from the Tate – including paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs – visitors will see how the representation of the nude has evolved in the context of both artistic expression and shifts in social and political attitudes.

Nude in the Bath, 1936 (oil on canvas), Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) / Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Mosul Reportage Illustration by George Butler

Lambeth Palace, London, UK – Until April 23rd 2018

Bridgeman Studio artist and reportage illustrator George Butler has work on display outside the chapel at Lambeth Palace which shows sketches he did while on the front line at Mosul, Iraq.

You can also see George’s work in  2,300 Miles to Work – s short film about the monotony of migration from Tajikistan to Moscow, where each year tens of thousands of men and women travel to find work in order to send their pay home to their families in Tajikistan.

Afghan refugees waiting on a train, Butler, George Butler / Private Collection



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