Art Museum Exhibitions Colour Guide | Spring London Edition

Who doesn't love a museum weekend? We all do! As museums will open back again starting from the 17th of May, this article is just in time to help you prepare your visits!

Museums, those sacred places where learning, discovery, exploration and breath-taking experiences happen. More than that, museum visits serve a multitude of occasions, moods and personalities. As you know, Artscapy is all about art. And, we love art for its ability to enrich our lives, no matter personal background, education, or phase of life. We are sure that even if you are not an art lover (yet), you will relate to at least one of our selections. This time we organised it by colours. Let’s see if we covered your favourite colour! 

Before we begin, it's worth reminding you that you may need to book a ticket/a slot to see some of these exhibitions. So, to avoid disappointment, make sure you check the links provided for more information.



Despite the stereotype, different tones of pink may convey very distinct emotions and interpretations. Our first selection is inevitably about the power and emotional psyche of a woman. This exhibition is all about feeling vulnerable, tender, nostalgic, intimate. Do these words remind you of any artist in particular? Yes, Tracey Emin! This is probably one of the most awaited exhibitions of the year. The Royal Academy brings its London visitors an insightful exhibition where Tracy Emin pairs her most recent works with one of her biggest inspirations, Edward Munch. This exhibition is a highly personal exhibition that explores grief, loss and despair in various tones of pink through her characteristic bold and expressive brushstrokes. "Tracey Emin/Edward Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul" echoes both artist's visceral and tortured voices as one. A must-see if you want to see pink differently! 



What does green remind you of? Nature, right? Hockney is indeed one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists interested in painting the mesmerising beauty of nature."David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020" at The Royal Academy brings us the charm of nature through his latest digital paintings – 116, to be more specific. David Hockney has been a great fan of his iPad for quite a long time now. In this exhibition, Hockney brings us various bright hues of green and blue through breath-taking compositions of the ever-changing landscape in Normandy during the first lockdown in 2020. A type of green that will light up your day!


Before we move on to another colour, we would like to highlight the fantastic "Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly in League with the Night" exhibition at Tate Britain. Although it is ending on the 31st of May, it is an excellent contrasting green exhibition to go to! Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a British artist and writer. She paints mysterious portraits of fictional characters while approaching issues of gender and race. Her paintings seem timeless and transport the viewer to an imaginary place where the viewer can create their own interpretation of the story. With deep greens and touches of bold red and blue, this exhibition will undoubtedly take you places. 



Red is such a bold and intense colour! In this selection, we bring you two exhibitions: "Unearthed: Photography's Roots" at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and "Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser" at the V&A Museum

"Unearthed: Photography's Roots" is the Dulwich Picture Gallery first major photography exhibition, and it is all about flowers. This is a nature-focused show that brings photographs from the 1840s to now, exploring the immense power of still life. You will find all kinds of colours in this exhibition but one that will catch your eye countless times is the passion red in the booming flower details. Sensual and powerful, an array for botany lovers. 


"Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser" at the V&A Museum, on the other side, brings a world of enchantment and imagination to brighten up your post-lockdown life. This exhibition provides the viewer with a tour throughout the 157 years of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" iconic story. A story beloved by readers of all ages that has had multiple influences in various fields such as fashion. In this exhibition, the red is prevalent, displaying an eagerness of unacceptance of the truth as it is.  

To wrap it up, what about some Tutti-Frutti?



"Why tutti-frutti?" you may be wondering. Tutti-frutti because this exhibition is a blend of colours- there is no one colour that immediately pops individually to your eyes. Plus, if you are curious about which emerging artists should be on your radar, "Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020" at the South London Gallery is your place to go. This is the third consecutive year of the annual open submission exhibition, where 36 out of thousands of emerging artists were selected to showcase their exciting artistic practices. As with any fruit salad, you will be able to find a multitude of mediums and approaches such as painting, sculpture, installation and video. We are particularly excited to see Liam Mertens colourful canvas and Cat McClay and Éiméar McClay exquisite moving image. Click here to find more about each selected artist. 

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