Henry Moore (1898-1986) is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century and from the late 1940s until...
Ivon Hitchens | Exhibition | Saturday 15th March 2014
A major exhibition of 10 previously unseen oil paintings by important British artist, Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979).
A woodcutter’s chance encounter with the painter Ivon Hitchens in 1956 has led to an important exhibition of 10 previously unseen oil paintings by Hitchens in Uppingham at Goldmark Gallery. The exhibition will also feature drawings and a watercolour.
Following their meeting, Ted Floate the woodcutter and Ivon Hitchens became close companions until the artist’s death in 1979. Ted worked for Hitchens on the artist’s estate and also helped with framing of the paintings and even technical advice.
Hitchens regularly gave his friend paintings and drawings, which even in those days was a considerable gift, filling Ted’s cottage with an amazing collection of Modern British Romantic art. At 85, Ted has now decided to sell.
Ted’s story of his work and friendship with Hitchens brings a deep insight into the artist’s life. Peter Khoroche, the world’s leading authority on Hitchens, has now written an essay on Ted’s paintings and the friendship, which will be in the catalogue of the exhibition. The exhibition catalogue will also include interviews on DVD with Ted Floate and Peter Khoroche.
Interest in Hitchens continues to strengthen. Recently an Ivon Hitchens oil painting sold at Christie’s for a world record price of just over £250,000.
The exhibition in Uppingham opens on the 15 March 2014 and will run for 3 weeks.
Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) was an English painter, part of the circle of artists known as the London Group…
Christian Modern Art: Catholic Elegance and Joy
In the period under consideration a fair number of the artists considered have been Roman Catholics, but at one time there was a particular symbiosis between two of them, Eric Gill and David Jones, who will be discussed along with others who shared their faith.
This lecture is part of Lord Harries’ series on ‘Christian Faith and Modern Art’. The last century has seen changes in artistic style that have been both rapid and radical. This has presented a particular problem to artists who have wished to express Christian themes.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: click here >
Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website www.gresham.ac.uk
A painter, engraver, poet and author, Jones was born in Kent. He studied at Camberwell School of Art...
John Piper | Recent Acquisitions | Online Catalogue
We are delighted to present original signed, limited edition, screenprints from John Piper’s Stones and Bones suite. Also included are Hales, Norfolk, Les Junies, Clydey, Pembrokeshire, Dryslwyn Castle, Abstract Composition, St Germain de l’Ivret and Halifax.
Of all the artists active in Britain during the twentieth century, John Piper (1903-1992) was probably the most versatile. He once claimed that...
Joan Miró | Le Marteau sans Maître | Online Catalogue
We are delighted to be able to offer original etchings and aquatints by Joan Miró from his 1976 suite Le Marteau sans Maître. Le Marteau sans Maître (The Hammer without a Master) is a composition by the French composer Pierre Boulez. First performed in 1955, it was inspired by the surrealist poetry of René Char. In 1976 Miró in turn made his surrealist response to it.
Born in 1908 in Surrey, Victor Pasmore attended evening classes at Central School of Art between 1927 and 1931. He went on to teach at...
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Painting at Home (1919)
In this rare footage we see the 74-year-old master seated at his easel, applying paint to a canvas while his youngest son Claude, 14, stands by to arrange the palette and place the brush in his father’s permanently clenched hand. By the time the film was made Renoir could no longer walk, even with crutches. He depended on others to move him around in a wheelchair. His assistants would scroll large canvases across a custom-made easel, so that the seated painter could reach different areas with his limited arm movements. But there were times when the pain was so bad he was essentially paralyzed. In the book Renoir, My Father, the painter’s famous filmmaker son Jean describes the shock his father’s wasted figure and gnarled hands gave to people who knew him only from his beautiful art:
‘His hands were terribly deformed. His rheumatism had made the joints stiff and caused the thumbs to turn inward towards the palms, and his fingers to bend towards the wrists. Visitors who were unprepared for this could not take their eyes off his deformity. Though they did not dare to mention it, their reaction would be expressed by some such phrase as “It isn’t possible! With hands like that, how can he paint those pictures? There’s some mystery somewhere.’
Born into a humble family in Limoges, Renoir’s abilities as a draughtsman...
The Art of Henry Moore
“All art should have a certain mystery and should make demands on the spectator. Giving a sculpture or a drawing too explicit a title takes away part of that mystery so that the spectator moves on to the next object, making no effort to ponder the meaning of what he has just seen. Everyone thinks that he or she looks but they don’t really, you know.”
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Marc Chagall: Portrait of an Artist
Made 1985 for the South Bank Show, British artist Saul Greenberg, who was living and working in the ‘La Ruche’ artist’s residence in Paris just as Chagall did before World War I, tells the story of Chagall’s life. Directed for The South Bank Show by BAFTA winner Kim Evans.
Jan Hardisty was born in 1948. He is half Danish and spent his early years in Aarhus, Denmark before his family settled in North London...
Dora Holzhandler | Original Paintings 2013
We are delighted to be able to offer these paintings by Dora Holzhandler.
Born in Paris in 1928 into a family of Polish refugees, Dora Holzhandler’s childhood memories and Jewish roots permeate her work, as do her Buddhist beliefs, and she claims that “now, as a Buddhist, I can really enjoy being Jewish.”
Mike Goldmark has been a shopkeeper in Uppingham over 40 years...
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