The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, Tate Britain, London
A very familiar story of talented people who had to flee to Britain to escape war in France
In Brexit times, this exhibition is a very useful reminder of how Britain was perceived by some talented people, threatened in their own countries. Britain was the place to be, to emerge and to be appreciated more than anywhere else in Europe at that time.
Nowadays, can we still say the same?
Without getting too political, this exhibition is an incredible collection of great pieces by DeNittis, Monet, Tissot, Sisley, Derain and Legros.
Go: if you want to have the great confirmation that art has always been with no barriers or borders.
Don’t go: if you think that history doesn’t teach us much.