The Altnagevin mural now on show at the Ulster Museum

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Altnagelvin Mural, 1959-61 at the Ulster Museum

10 October 2014 - 28 June 2015

The 45 foot long mural painted by William Scott in 1959-1961 for the Altnagelvin Hospital is currently on display in the New Art New Nature - Irish and International Art 1945 - 2014 exhibition at Ulster Museum, Belfast until Summer 2015.

Artists have responded to the energy and beauty of the natural world since earliest times. This exhibition, largely drawn from the Ulster Museum collection, looks at the role of nature in the work of Irish and International artists over the past seventy years.

The display begins with the Oceania textiles (1946) made by Matisse at the end of his career, when illness prevented him from painting. The ‘cut-out’ forms are designed to give a sense of the limitless freedom, lightness and space he had experienced when swimming in the South Seas in 1930. Matisse referred to ‘the irrepressibility of nature’ and this theme was taken up by William Scott in Altnagelvin Mural, 1959-61 [The Four Seasons Mural, (1959-62)] for Altnagelvin Hospital, in which he translated the cyclical rhythms of the seasons into a highly accomplished abstract composition.

Opening Hours
10.00am - 5.00pm.

Exhibition is free located in Art Zone, level 4 in the Ulster Museum.

Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens
Belfast
BT9 5AB
Northern Ireland

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