In the London gallery Tate in early April opened an exhibition "British art LGBT 1861-1967". The exhibition investigates the theme of sexual minorities and artists are homosexual. It is dedicated to the 50 anniversary of the adoption in 1967 in England the law abolishing sexual discrimination and punishment for homosexuality. It is noteworthy that 1861 was the first year when "foggy Albion" for muzhelovstvo abolished the death penalty.
According to the organizers, they didn't want to provoke or shock the audience. One of the objectives of the organizers was just to show the hard way English masters to gender equality, their hard fight against society for their identity and rights. To show that in sexual relationships most can not blame, nor, especially, to judge the minority. Although for some people this project may become a real test of tolerance.
"The exhibition is primarily about the art, not artists" - said the curator of Tate Britain Clare Barlow. "Of course every exhibit in the exposition raises very interesting questions about the identity of the author, but there are and some artists who are in same-sex relationships are not observed. The works you determine which orientation was the author. Our exhibition is the first of its kind. We do not assume its only in the exhibition of LGBT authors. This is the beginning of a conversation about creativity and its origins".
The exhibition includes not only works of art but also archival documents, testimonies of the dramatic events in the lives of gay artists, various historical items. Among the represented artists – David Hockney, John singer Sargent, Francis bacon, Dora Carrington, Laura knight and others