London in Paint provides a fresh look at an iconic global city, through the eyes of some of the world's most influential artists: Canaletto, Turner, Constable, Pissarro, Monet, Kossoff, Auerbach and many others.
The hustle and bustle of London, its changing landscape and infinite sights have provided a rich subject for the many artists who have visited and inhabited the city. From the earliest known paintings, artists have sought to encapsulate their impressions of this lively metropolis. Their representations are fascinatingly diverse, revealing visions of London that let us see the city as it has been experienced and reflected by a variety of artists through the centuries.
Drawing from Tate's superb collection and beyond, this stunning book presents 100 paintings from the seventeenth-century to the present. Whether iconic or unusual, topographical or verging on the abstract, each work offers a special perspective. Contextualised by an insight into the chosen view or location, the artist, and their particular technique, the paintings are also accompanied by revealing and memorable anecdotes which vividly bring the images to life.