Sean Scully: Triptychs
2 November 2013 -26 January 2014
Best known as a painter of monumental works in oil, Sean Scully (b.1945) has garnered international acclaim as one of the most prominent painters in the abstract tradition, fusing the conventions of European painting with the distinct character of American abstraction. This is the first exhibition to explore the artist's engagement with the triptych structure, which has obsessed the artist for nearly three decades. It will feature major paintings, as well as drawings and etchings, from across the last 40 years.
Galleries 3 and 4
The Nicholsons and their Circle: The Mill House Collection
12 October 2013 - 1 February 2014
The Nicholsons were a significant family of artists who, along with their circle of friends, had a major impact on Modern British art in the first half of the 20th Century, most famously through the close association of Ben Nicholson with the artistic legacy of St Ives. Drawn from a rare private collection which joins the Gallery on long-term loan, this exhibition includes works by Sir William Nicholson and Mabel Pryde, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Kit and EQ Nicholson and friends such as Lucian Freud and John Craxton - many of whom congregated at E.Q's Hampshire home at Alderholt Mill House, near Fordingbridge.
Pauline Boty: Pop Artist and Woman
30 November 2013 - 9 February 2014
A friend and contemporary of Peter Blake, Derek Boshier and David Hockney, Pauline Boty (1938-1966) was one of the few female artists associated with the British Pop Art movement of the 1960s, producing work exploring themes of female sexuality, gender, race and politics. Yet since her untimely death aged just 28, her work has been largely overshadowed by her male Pop counterparts. This touring exhibition from Wolverhampton Art Gallery is the first public exhibition to survey Boty's career as a whole, reinstating her at the forefront of British Pop Art. It features paintings, collages and ephemera from public and private collections including rarely seen pieces that have not been exhibited for 40 years.
De'Longhi Print Room
Eric Ravilious: Prints
8 October - 8 December 2013
A painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver, Eric Ravilious (1903-42) was one of Britain's most popular and versatile artists, producing distinctive watercolours, lithographs, and graphics for companies such as London Transport and ceramics for Wedgwood which are hugely evocative of the era. His work is rooted in the landscape of pre-war and early wartime England, particularly the South Downs in Sussex where he grew up. This exhibition, timed to coincide with the publication of a new monograph, includes woodcuts, lithographs and blocks by the celebrated artist
De'Longhi Print Room
Clare Leighton: Working Life
10 December 2013- 24 February 2014
Best known for her wood engravings illustrating agrarian life in England, Europe and the American South, Clare Leighton (1898-1989) produced designs for Wedgwood ceramics, illustrated at least 65 books, as well as writing and illustrating her own books. This exhibition features key examples from throughout her career including a series of wood engravings from Leighton's celebrated book The Farmer's Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry (1933), produced in response to her concern about the loss of the traditional ways of agriculture in the 1930s.
Artists' Maquettes from the Cass Sculpture Foundation
19 October to 17 November,
An exhibition showcasing highlights from the Cass Sculpture Foundation's collection of maquettes and studies for sculptures which they have commissioned. Artists include Anthony Caro, Lynn Chadwick, Mark Quinn, Philip King, Bill Woodrow, Laura Ford, Langlands & Bell, John Davies and Ana Maria Pacheco. Rooms 15, 16 and 17
Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War
15 February - 15 June 2014
The Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere, Hampshire is widely upheld as one of the greatest war monuments of the twentieth century, built to house Stanley Spencer's celebrated mural cycle based on his personal experiences in the First World War. Throughout 2014, Spencer's murals, which have been permanently displayed inside the chapel since its completion in 1932, will be removed for restoration for the first time. Pallant House Gallery will present the complete cycle of predella and lunette paintings together with related studies and drawings as part of an exhibition organised in collaboration with the National Trust.
JD Fergusson: Scottish Colourist
5 July - 19 October 2014
One of the four artists known collectively as the Scottish Colourists, John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961) was at the forefront of the introduction of modern art into Britain. His work combined a passionate knowledge of contemporary French art with the painterly traditions of Scotland. The first major retrospective of Fergusson's work to be mounted in almost 50 years, this exhibition will include paintings and sculptures from throughout his entire career including loans from major public and private collections. An illustrated catalogue, based on new research, will be published to coincide with the exhibition.
British Artists and the Spanish Civil War
8 November 2014 - February 2014
The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) was one of the most significant European conflicts of the twentieth century. Stretching far beyond an internal political clash between the Republicans and General Franco's Nationalists, it united a generation of young writers, poets and artists in political fervour. This exhibition focuses on the impact of the Spanish Civil War on British visual artists such as Edward Burra, Wyndham Lewis, Henry Moore and John Armstrong, examining them alongside international artists such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro.
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