Both Eliot and Woolf in UK art exhibits this year
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Journeys with The Waste Land
TS Eliot did crucial work on his great poem The Waste Land while staying
in Margate. Some might say partially inspiring the bleakest literary
work of the 20th century is nothing to boast about, but it’s a good
excuse for this intriguing survey of Eliot and art. The fractured
aesthetic of The Waste Land owes something to Wyndham Lewis and the
vorticists with whom Eliot was familiar, yet it also anticipates
surrealism. When you read it, the images that come to mind can range
from Magritte’s painting The Menaced Assassin to the dusty landscapes of
Salvador Dalí and Yves Tanguy.
3 February -- 7 May, Turner Contemporary, Margate.
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British writing in the early 20th century was a lot more inspired than
British art. Virginia Woolf is clearly one of the great pioneers of
modernist fiction, while artists of her Bloomsbury circle pale beside
the European revolutionaries of their time. Perhaps that is why it is
Woolf, rather than her painter sister Vanessa Bell, is the subject of
this Tate show promising ambitious feminist perspectives on literature,
art and modern history. You can also see the lighthouse that inspired To
the Lighthouse off nearby Godrevy Beach.
10 February -- 29 April, Tate St Ives.
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