Abstraction has roots in the physical world. Meaning literally drawn from, the term abstraction suggests a source from which line, color, and shape emerge. While many American artists of the postwar period moved increasingly toward a rhetoric of pure disembodied form, their British counterparts embraced a relationship to the landscape. In particular, the fishing town of St. Ives, Cornwall became a magnet for artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, and William Scott seeking inspiration from its coastal terrain, weather, and light. Although thoroughly abstract, these works flicker with references to the horizon, deep space, crags, and boulders. Their vibrant colors and geometric forms resonate with the experience of being grounded in time and space. Continue reading “British Abstraction: Three Views”
Sotheby’s is delighted to host an exhibition paying tribute to the émigrés who revolutionised Britain’s art and publishing worlds. Brave New Visions tells the story of the pioneering émigré art dealers who transformed the London gallery scene, introducing artists such as Naum Gabo, Oskar Kokoschka, Kurt Schwitters and Francis Bacon to post-war Britain. The vision of such influential dealers as Lea Bondi Jaray, Erica Brausen, Andras Kalman, Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer, Annely Juda and Charles and Peter Gimpel will be shown through key paintings and sculptures by the artists they championed. These include William Scott, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Ayres, Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick and Graham Sutherland. Continue reading “Brave New Visions”
An exhibition & auction to fund art workshops for people with dementia.
24th May — 16th June 2019
The Great Grey is a creative project for people with dementia and their carers that launched in 2018 with seed funding from Age Unlimited. Based at the Hart Club — a gallery and project space dedicated to championing neurodiversity with the Arts — where weekly art workshops have flourished under the guidance of art psychotherapist Cressida Brotherstone. Continue reading “The Great Grey”
As part of this year’s first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia, there will be a screening of Every Picture Tells a Story on Friday 24 May, 4.00-5.45pm at the Saatchi Gallery, with popcorn and refreshments provided. Directed by William Scott’s son James Scott, it is the true life experience of Scott.
The William Scott Foundation are proud of their support of the Alzheimer’s Society, with William Scott’s works used as a source of inspiration in workshops organised by Creating with Dementia.
This year the first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia takes place during Dementia Action Week. The Festival, organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance (RBKC DAA), is the first of its kind in the area. The wide range of events on offer during the week have been specially tailored for people living with dementia and their carers.
State Apartment Galleries, Dublin Castle
Office of Public Works
Isolated on the Western fringes of Europe it took time before the influence of early 20th century European developments in art reached these shores. This exhibition explores the development of modernism in Ireland beginning in 1920, a period of political turmoil in this country and ends in the modern Ireland of 1960. It will contrast the traditional ‘Irish School of painting’ of the male dominated RHA favoured by de Valera and the new Irish Government to that of the European influenced art that was being championed by women artists such as Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone and Norah McGuinness amongst others through the Dublin Painters Society and the IELA exhibitions. Continue reading “The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art 1920-1960”
Home means different things to different people. Our relationship with our homes inﬂuences the way we think about ourselves and each other.
This Life is so Everyday reﬂects on social changes in British home lives between 1950 and 1980. It looks at how artists have used depictions of the domestic to signify our diverse experiences, question ideas of gender, class and sexuality, and represent some of the most intimate aspects of who we are.
Talk: William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko
with Jon Benington, Manager, Victoria Art Gallery
This talk explores Scott’s path from figuration to abstraction, ranging from 1928 as a precocious 15-year old schoolboy in Northern Ireland, leading up to 1953 when he met and befriended Mark Rothko in New York. Coming from a working class background, Scott developed an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, whilst gravitating towards the most progressive developments in French and American art. Continue reading “William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko”
Opening on 6 March, Charleston’s second exhibition in the new Wolfson Gallery positions the work of former Charleston residents – Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) and Duncan Grant (1885-1978) – within a century of great British colourists, including William Scott.