Artist and Empire at Tate Britain


Anonymous Delhi School, Mahadaji Sindhia entertaining a British naval officer and military officer with a Nautch c.1815-20 Pinterest


Discover how Britain’s position as a global power has influenced the world of art with Tate Britain’s compelling new exhibition, Artist and Empire.

This exhibition brings together a wealth of art associated with the British Empire, exploring its impact since the 16th century and up to the present day. Asking questions about ownership, authorship and the value of items based on cultural significance, it tackles the issues of the ramification and legacy of the empire.

Telling the story are objects from across the country, including maps, photographs, paintings, sculptures, artefacts and curiosities, which show the way artists from both Britain and abroad have reacted to the wars and dramas that forged the largest empire in history. Highlights include the works of George Stubbs and Joshua Reynolds, which are displayed alongside Indian miniatures and Maori artefacts, as well as more recent pieces by Hew Locke and Sonia Boyce.


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