Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Atkinson Grimshaw

Here's a treat for lovers of genuine art. On 19 September a major new exhibition opens at the Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre in London: Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight. This is the first major show of the self-taught artist's work for over 30 years and brings together more than 60 of his paintings, as well as drawings, manuscripts and photographs on loan from public and private collections and descendants of the artist. The show ranges from his earliest Pre-Raphaelite-inspired landscapes to the Impressionist-style seascapes of his later years. Cost? £5 adults or £3 silver surfers (title link). Above is one of my favourites: Liverpool from Wapping (1875). CLICK for a Telegraph slide show of some his most famous paintings. CLICK for the Illusions Gallery online collection of prints. You can gain a sneak preview on the Open House weekend 17 and 18 September (check first). The show runs until 15/1/12.


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