Cultural Diplomacy

Perhaps the artist in me should be happy to believe that art has the power to change how people feel, think and behave - to accept that 'something good' happens, and leave it there. But the analyst in me is not. And besides, if we can evidence what so many of us believe instinctively to be true - that art can build bridges and promote understanding between nations - this might be a very good moment to understand more about the how and the why
This week the exhibition William Blake and British Visionary Art opened at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. A collaboration between Tate Britain and the Pushkin Museum, supported by the British Council, it is the first exhibition in Russia dedicated to Blake's art and legacy.