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Thursday, 4 April 2019

Lunchtime talk on Artist and Model exhibition

Or to give the new exhibition in the main gallery its full title:
Artist and Model:Portriats, Self Portraits and Figure Studies form the Swindon Collection.
Last Friday’s FREE lunchtime talk by Curator Sophie Cummings gave us an insight into the paintings and drawings selected for this wonderful exhibition.
Here are a few of the works I particularly like from the exhibition that Sophie talked about:

Above ‘Self Portrait with Juliet’ 1979 by John Bellany

Above ”Leon Kossoff with a ‘Landscape near Rieti’ by John Lessore 1939

Above ‘Self Portrait, Scratching’ by William Orpen 1919. There was much discussion about this pen and ink drawing. What’s he doing? Have a look and read what he says and see what you think.

Above ‘Nude with Poppies’ by Vanessa Bell back in the gallery after a long time visiting other galleries.

Above and below works by Leslie Cole. There’s a very interesting story behind Lelsey Cole’s wife told in one of the panels on the wall.

Sophie has increased information in the panels alongside the paintings, they certainly do help give insights for those who didn’t attend the talk.
Next lunchtime talks which start at 12.30pm take place as follows:
5 April on the exhibition ‘Out of the Box’
26 April on the exhibition ‘An Art of the People’ with co curator Mike Yates

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